Traffic stretching more than three miles from a national park entrance station. Parking areas inside some national parks filling by 10 a.m. National park superintendents acknowledging that the visitor experience is being impacted.
Yellowstone National Park
In a miraculous bit of luck, a firearm that discharged when it was dropped in a restroom at the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park sent a bullet into a beam, not anyone in the restroom.
One of Yellowstone National Park's most ambitious construction projects is nearing completion. Canyon Lodge, largest of the park's nine lodging facilities, has undergone a facelift of major portions. Five large modern lodge buildings, each with approximately 80 guest rooms, will replace all of the 350 Frontier and Pioneer cabins that have been removed.
As the National Park Service tries to determine just how extensive sexual harassment and misconduct might be across its 20,000-workforce, questions about the appropriateness of Sports Illustrated's use of national parks to show off scantily glad models have surfaced.
In a word, you could say the National Park System is "busy" this summer. From Acadia National Park in Maine to North Cascades National Park in Washington State, visitation to the parks is high. But that doesn't mean you'll encounter crowds everywhere you go.
With much of the country currently locked in high summer heat, why not think about cooler and colder winter temperatures? If you're planning to visit Yellowstone National Park next winter, you might consider scheduling your trip to coincide with the 19th Annual Cody Ice Festival scheduled for Feb. 10 – 12, 2017, in Cody, Wyoming.
Dakota D. Tipton was so proud of his name that he carved his inititals into the Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Unfortunately for the Texan, someone saw him and now he'll spend three days in jail.
Coyotes are everywhere in the continental United States despite nearly a century and half of determined efforts to destroy them. The more concerted the effort to trap, shoot, and poison them, the greater their range and their numbers. Next to the wolf, environmental historian Dan Flores writes, the coyote has been and is the most hated, persecuted, and misunderstood member of America’s wildlife community. It has not always been so.
Books aren’t the only medium to use Yellowstone as a fictional setting. Movies have gotten in on the act as well. This includes movies that are just about the park as well as movies that were filmed in the park.
Long before two visitors to Yellowstone National Park felt compelled to come to the aid of a seemingly abandoned bison calf, a National Park Service employee at Badlands National Park went a step further when he came upon a sickly calf and decided to take it home.