Final Fire Report Issued As 85% Containment Reached For Shenandoah Neighbor Mountain Fire

Current Fire Map
Shenandoah National Parks Neightbor Mountain Fire, reported as about 200 acres big a few days ago, is now estimated to be nearly 1,115 acres. The fire is 20% contained with a new report from the park offering, “no estimated date of containment.”

Virginians Offered Incentive To Cool Off In Shenandoah National Park

As an enticement to get folks back into the mountains after recent storms tour through the mid-Atlantic states, the lodging concessionaire at Shenandoah National Park is offering a $25 voucher for folks who book a room there.

Wildlife Viewing: A Summertime Strong Suit of Southern Applachian National Parks

salamander on Grandfather Mountain
Any of these three parks is a great place to meet the Southern Mountains—but a visit to each or all is an even better way to meet the diverse and distinctive resident wildlife that populates the dense forests of the Southern Appalachians.

Neighbor Mountain Fire Forces Trail Closures in Shenandoah National Park's North District

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The Neighbor Mountain Fire in the north district of Shenandoah National Park has grown to approximately 200 acres forcing trail closures.

Energy Department, National Park Service Team Up To Launch Alternative Fuel Vehicles

In a move to help the National Park System become more fuel efficient, the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy are partnering to bring alternative fuel vehicles to the parks.

A View From The Overlook: Oh, Shenandoah!

The wonders of Shenandoah National Park include its "Creation" story.

Essential Friends: Ensuring Excellence In The National Parks

As lovers of national parks look forward to the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service—guardian of ”America’s Best Idea”—there has never been a better time to profile the rise and role of what may be our “Second Best Idea”—the friends groups, trusts, and foundations that support those parks.

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.
Your Guide to the National Parks: The Complete Guide to all 58 National Parks Coming soon to book dealers is a hefty new guide to the national parks -- the 58 "national parks" -- that strives to go a step further than the texts offered by publishers such as Fodor's, Frommers, and Falcon Guides.
Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges Just in time for Mother's Day, as well as Father's Day, is the 7th edition of The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges. Along with updates in the rundown on park lodges is the insertion of full-color images from lodges and settings in the national parks.