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Acadia National Park Will Hold Holiday Open House At Jordon Pond Gate Lodge

Acadia National Park will hold a holiday open house at the Jordan Pond Gate Lodge on Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hiker Wants Great Smokies Mountain National Park To Divulge Comments On Proposed Backcountry Fee

Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are being asked to make public all the comments they received on a proposal to charge for overnight backcountry use.

Orphaned Florida Panther Released into the Wild at Big Cypress National Preserve

The tale of a young Florida panther known as K304 reached an important milestone last week when the cat was released into the wild at Big Cypress National Preserve. Just over a year ago, the animal was found orphaned in the park after the death of its mother.

Second Body Of Trio Swept Over Vernal Fall At Yosemite National Park Recovered, Identified

Nearly five months after three people were swept over 317-foot Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park officials have recovered and identified the body of a second victim. Officials also were waiting on the positive identification of yet another body recovered this past Saturday.

Life in the Parks: "Come Quick! There's Been an Explosion!"

Rangers who both work and live in parks receive some unusual after-hours phone calls, but this one was guaranteed to get my adrenalin flowing: The woman on the line was nearly hysterical, but her message got right to the point: "Come quick! There's been an explosion!"

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ready For 36th Annual Festival of Christmas Past

The 36th edition of Great Smoky Mountains National Park's Festival of Christmas Past is set for Saturday at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Grant Will Rehabilitate Boone Fork Trail Portion of Mountains-to-Sea Trail on Blue Ridge Parkway

A $75,000 grant from the North Carolina Recreation Trails Program will fund rehabilitation and improvement of one the most popular trails in Julian Price Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Whales At Cape Cod National Seashore

Far and away, most people who want to see whales at Cape Cod National Seashore go looking during the warm summer months. But, according to seashore officials, the winter months can offer glimpses of these leviathans as well.

A Year in the Life ... of Lassen Volcanic National Park

Have you ever spent a year in one national park? You can, virtually, by watching this short video from Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Head To Cumberland Gap National Historical Park To Taste Appalachian Christmas Cheer

John-Boy might not be there, but you'll still get a taste of Appalachian Christmas cheer with a visit to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park this coming Saturday.

Rehabilitating Forney Ridge Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Forever

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The Smokies Trails Forever endowment has paid for the rehabilitation of Forney Ridge Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The formerly muddy and slippery trail is now a beautiful work of trail art.

Holiday Events On the Calendar At Wind Cave National Park

Do you live in South Dakota, or are you planning a trip there in mid-December? If so, stop by Wind Cave National Park, either to take part in the park's Christmas Bird Count or to enjoy the holiday open house.

Civil War Talk Spreads To the Northwest

Though the primary battles of the Civil War were fought in the East, the Pacific Northwest was impacted by the war between the states, as a National Park Service ranger will explain Monday during a talk in Portland, Oregon.

Gulf Islands National Seashore Puts Out The Welcome Mat For Winter Visitors

No snow, no ice, just dazzling waters and white sand. That's what awaits those who visit Gulf Islands National Seashore during the winter months.

Looking At The National Park Service's Goal To Eliminate Plastic Bottles

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis is determined to rid plastic bottles from the national parks, but wants to consider all factors before doing so, the agency's communications chief said today while addressing the uproar over the director's decision to put a hold on a water bottle ban at Grand Canyon National Park.
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National Park Service Proposes To Change Name Of Ross Lake NRA to North Cascades National Recreation Area

A name change, wilderness and wild and scenic river designation, and improved visitor services are all provided for in the National Park Service's final general management plan/environmental impact statement on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area in Washington state.

Help The Glacier National Park Fund Help Glacier National Park

AlpenGlow Productions, which in past years has donated a portion of the proceeds from the sales of national park posters to the Glacier National Park Fund, has another offer this year, with a variety of posters to choose from.

Traveler's Gear Box: Jetboil's Sol Ti Cooking System

A reliable cookstove is an essential piece of gear for campers, and if you're heading into the backcountry, a system compact in size and light in weight is ideal. Jetboil's most recent offering in that category meets those needs.

19th Century Battlefield Added To Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

A landscape significant for its role during the Mexican-American war has been added to the National Park System at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Texas.

Time For Snow Play At Lassen Volcanic National Park

A recent series of storms has left a white cloak across Lassen Volcanic National Park, where the scenic drive has turned into a wintry playground for visitors.

National Park Mystery Photo 39 Revealed

An unusual display provides a vivid reminder that barbed wire fencing is a vital tool.

Historic Water Cisterns Restored At San Juan National Historic Site

A long project that restored a bit of history has been completed at San Juan National Historic Site, where crews have completed restoration of the water cisterns that lie beneath the plazas of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristóbal.

Joshua Tree National Park To Co-Host Symposium On Parks And Economic Development

A half-day symposium will be held Tuesday to explore the economic connections between Joshua Tree National Park and its surrounding communities in California.

Native American Artworks Featured At Early Winter Solstice Celebration At Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The winter solstice is still some weeks off, but an early celebration is scheduled for Sunday at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where a diverse collection of Native American artists will be displaying pottery, paintings, stone carvings, and other artworks.

Celebrate Petrified Forest National Park's 105th Anniversary On December 8

Petrified Forest National Park marks its 105th anniversary on December 8, and in honor of that the park has lined up a number of special activities for visitors.

National Park Visits Help Grow Utah's Tourism Industry By Nearly 5 Percent In 2010

Utah's collection of national parks, monuments, and historic sites helped generate $6.5 billion in tourism spending for the state in 2010, an increase of nearly 5 percent, according to state calculations.