Services are nearing an end for the year at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in northern Wyoming, as park staff are eying winter and getting the NRA's facilities ready for it.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
It very likely will be a bit more costly to enter Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Acadia, Shenandoah and the other 126 units that charge entrance fees by the time the National Park Service's centennial arrives in 2016, and you also should brace for slightly higher fees to camp, shower, paddle, and participate in boat and cave tours.
It is late August, and most families will soon be returning home, just in time to send their children back to school, but not before one last trip to see the wondrous sights in one of our nation’s major national parks.
Exploring national parks by water is a great way to get away from the crowds and out into the scenery. If you'd like to hone your skills for this type of adventure, rangers at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Wyoming and Montana will be offering a guided kayaking program this summer.
Low water levels have been complicating the full opening of the Ok-A-Beh marina at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
Ever wonder what lies beneath the water of those big man-made lakes in the West? Before the Yellowtail Dam was completed on the Bighorn River in Montana, an expedition took a last look at the river and canyon. A member of that group will share historic film footage and stories at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area on January 28.
"Parking brake installed, not in use." That might have been the situation involving an SUV that fell 700 feet into Big Horn Canyon near the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
This week’s national park quiz will find out if you know your national park canyons. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Deeply incised meanders add visual interest to canyons.”
It doesn't get much publicity, but some of the most interesting scuba diving in the U.S. takes place in our national parks. So grab your fins, masks, snorkels and regulators and have a go at this week's quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll put sand in your wetsuit.