Though most visitors to Yosemite National Park visit the famous valley and then head elsewhere, there's a lot to see in the park's high country, particularly if you like ghost towns.
With the end of November in sight, the operating hours of visitor centers in Shenandoah National Park will soon be changing.
Though summer might be the high season for most national parks, Rocky Mountain National Park doesn't exactly hibernate during the winter months. From this weekend through year's end the park has plenty of activities for the entire family to sample.
The body of a Colorado man missing in Rocky Mountain National Park since last weekend was spotted Thursday and brought off Longs Peak.
A re-enactment of Harpers Ferry's role as a supply depot during the Civil War offers visitors today a glimpse into the past, and a yuletide gathering.
Two national parks with high, alpine terrain, one in the United States, and one in Germany, have signed a sister park agreement to work together to better understand these environments.
For nearly four decades, a book profiling the 38 signers of the U.S. Constitution has served history well. But now it's time to update that book, and your help is needed.
With a shutdown of lodging and dining operations on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park looming just six weeks off, Xanterra Parks & Resorts has gone to court to force the National Park Service to keep the operations running until problems surrounding long-term contracts can be resolved.
They're big, hard to see until the last minute, can do substantial damage to your vehicle, and likely will wind up dead if you run into them. With longer nights having arrived across the National Park System, it's time to drive a little more carefully and slowly so you don't run into wildlife.
Yet another wayward soul intent on making their illegal mark on a national park has been done in by their need to promote their vandalism.
An anhinga and a roseate spoonbill, not an alligator and a crocodile, grace the new 25-cent piece arriving next month that celebrates Everglades National Park.
Winter wonderlands come in many shapes, forms, and temperatures in the National Park System. They can be pine forests shrouded in snow, or turquoise waters swimming with green parrotfish, blue tangs, and silvery barracudas. You can climb ice walls at Acadia National Park, kick-and-glide or skate to an overlook of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley, or find your way to the 13,159-foot summit of Wheeler Peak atop Great Basin National Park.
A search was under way Tuesday for a 25-year-old Colorado man overdue from what was expected to be a one-day trek into the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park, though high winds and blowing snow were hampering efforts.
I’m presuming no one needs me to tell them that Florida is a good travel and birding destination in the winter. Looking out my window at the first sticking snow of the winter is making me think about the Everglades. Winter is the dry season there, and the dwindling seasonal wetlands concentrate birds and wildlife for easier viewing.
For the rest of 2014, Rocky Mountain National Park will set an attendance record every day, as October visitation brought year-to-date traffic to more than 3.2 million, a record.
There is no fee to enter the grounds of Mammoth Cave National Park, but it could cost you more to enter the cave system itself under a plan being proposed by park officials.
Wilderness travelers are weighing in on the draft Wilderness Management Plan crafted for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and the varied desires likely will prove tough for park staff to accommodate to anyone's satisfaction.
Saguaro National Park Officials Voice Opposition To Development Proposed Across From Rincon Mountain District
Should there be a development buffer around national parks? That's a tough question, particularly when you look at West Yellowstone's proximity to Yellowstone National Park or Gatlinsburg's presence at the Sugarlands Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At Saguaro National Park, officials say a development proposed for a 45-acre parcel across from the Rincon Mountain District entrance is too close.
Unexpected construction delays have led the staff at New River Gorge National River in West Virginia to push back the opening of the Meadow Creek Campground until next year.
What’s your ideal place to stay for a wintry escape into the National Park System? Is it a cozy cabin with fireplace and ample wood, or perhaps something in a warmer climate with views of sun-kissed turquoise waters? Or does your desire lie somewhere in-between? Fortunately, the park system is large and diverse. Finding that perfect home-away-from-home for a winter adventure may come down to deciding if you like it cold and snowy, or hot and sandy.
To alleviate parking problems, for now, at the trailhead to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, the National Park Service has settled on a plan to enlarge the existing parking area by almost one acre, a move that will add 82 parking spots.
More than 151 years after 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was killed at Gettysburg, he has been honored for his gallantry in battle with the Medal of Honor. President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the medal on November 6 in a ceremony a military historian said "rectified an ommission."
Visitation Booming At Great Smoky Mountains National Park; October Numbers Best In Nearly Three Decades
Visitation to national parks this October had to be higher than 2013 numbers, if only because of last year's partial government shutdown that closed the parks. But this October had a tremendous bounce at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where visitation was the highest in nearly 30 years.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument will be closed for the month of January to complete repairs to the trail from Lake Powell.
Having peaked on Thursday, high flows of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park will taper back down to normal by Saturday, leaving behind replenished shores, improved fish habitat, and more space for campers. But the benefits will be lingering, according to the Glen Canyon Institute.
The National Park Service's duties in overseeing concessions at Yosemite National Park are discretionary and so the agency should not be held liable for a hantavirus outbreak there in 2012 that killed three and sickened others, the federal government argues in a motion to dismiss the agency from the litigation.
Winter is not the season to leave the rig in the driveway. Across the National Park System there are wonderful places to explore while half the nation is locked in snow and cold.