Five years after the National Park Service found itself mired in corporate politics over a proposed ban on water sold in disposable bottles, free water dispensers are becoming more and more visible in the parks. At Bryce Canyon National Park, the recent installation of six water-filling stations was driven by Vapur, Inc., a California-based company that sells flexible, refillable "Anti-Bottles."
Grand Canyon National Park
While it can be fairly easy to name a poor campground in the National Park System, pointing to some of the best can be a challenge. But the North Rim Campground at Grand Canyon National Park is one of the best in our opinion.
A lawsuit filed in 2011 has led to an agreement designed to reduce pollution impacting national parks throughout the Southwest. Additionally, the settlement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the owners of the Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico calls for $8.2 million in penalties and other mitigation costs.
August is still a ways off, but it's not too far off that you shouldn't lock up tickets for the 32nd edition of the Grand Canyon Music Festival.
Plague has from time to time been detected at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. With that in mind, monthly testing for plague is underway at the South Rim and will continue through September.
Around The Parks: Bear Attack At Great Smoky, Missing Guide At Grand Canyon, And Dogs At Cape Cod Are In The News
A bear attack at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the mystery of a missing guide in Grand Canyon National Park, and word of two areas of Cape Cod National Seashore now open to leashed pets are among the news in the National Park System this week.
Last month, during the Memorial Day Weekend, traffic waiting to enter Arches National Park backed up so far onto U.S. 191 that the Utah Highway Patrol temporarily shut off access to the redrock wonder. That dilemma prompted a suggestion by the park superintendent that perhaps the time had come to issue reservations for people hoping to visit Arches.
When the National Park Service's leadership team sat down in August 2014 to draw up a road map for entrance fees across the system, they built upon a study conducted more than a decade earlier.
U.S. Forest Service planners have heard from more than 200,000 people opposed to a plan to allow a development to surface on land just south of Grand Canyon National Park.