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Mark Your Calendars: Bat Viewing At Pipe Spring National Monument

Though our recent feature on Pipe Spring National Monument by Lee Dalton focused on the historical aspects of the monument in Arizona, there's quite a bit to say about creatures flitting about overhead there.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts Recognized For Environmental Commitment At Grand Canyon National Park

We often view national parks as environmentally sensitive areas, and along that line of thinking we expect businesses that operate in the parks to be conscious of that in their operations. At Grand Canyon National Park, the National Park Service has recognized Xanterra Parks & Resorts for its environmental ethics.

Woman Stabbed On Trail In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 44-year-old woman was attacked and stabbed several times Friday while hiking the Gatlinburg Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to park officials.

Teen Dies In 400-Foot Fall In Yellowstone National Park On Her First Day of Work

An 18-year-old woman, on the first day of her summer job with a Yellowstone National Park concessionaire, fell about 400 feet to her death into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

UPDATE: Seven Mules, Two Horses Owned By National Park Service Dead After Water System Failure

Seven mules and two horses owned by the National Park Service for use in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks recently were discovered dead in their winter pasture, apparently due to the failure of a "remote watering system."

National Park Mystery Photo 51 Revealed: A Once-Hidden Treasure

They peeled away some siding, and there it was. Not here, though.

Rock Creek Park In Washington, D.C., Latest To Turn To Culling Deer Herd

You can add Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., to the slowly growing list of parks that have turned to lethal means to tamp down burgeoning populations of ungulates, whether they are elk or deer.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day In Rocky Mountain National Park Or Mesa Verde National Park

If you missed celebrating International Migratory Bird Day last month, you can make it up by heading to Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday for a bird walk in the park

Missing Camper Found Dead In Joshua Tree National Park

A 41-year-old Canadian visitor reported missing in Joshua Tree National Park early Wednesday was found dead in the park later that day.

National Park Mystery Photo 51: A Rail Fence In The Foreground

The national park in which this photo was taken is east of the Rocky Mountains.

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.
The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley Does the National Park Service always make the correct choices? This book presents an insider's view of what can go wrong in the decision-making process.

California County Again Rebuffed In Trying To Claim A Road In Remote Section Of Death Valley National Park

Nearly four years after a federal judge tossed out most of the claims by a California county to what it considered roads in a remote area of Death Valley National Park, the judge has thrown out the final piece of the claims.

New Sled Dog Pups At Denali National Park Featured On YouTube And Live Webcam

Three new puppies arrived at the Sled Dog Kennel at Denali National Park and Preserve on May 3, and they’re attracting plenty of fans via a new video on YouTube and images on the park’s “Puppy Cam.”

Repaired Pipeline Again Carrying Water Into Grand Canyon National Park's Inner Canyon

Rest easy hikers, water is once again flowing into the Inner Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park.
One Night in the Everglades (Long Term Ecological Research) Much time is spent wondering how to connect today's youth with national parks, how to instill a life-lasting bond between these wondrous places and younger generations, to give them places to enjoy and appreciate, and to nurture tomorrow's stewards. Laurel Larsen, with the help of Joyce Mihran Turley, make strides in that direction with One Night in the Everglades.

Be Bear Aware If You're Heading To Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Or Yosemite National Parks

Bears are part of the package if you travel to the High Sierra parks -- Sequoia, Kings Canyon, or Yosemite -- and you should know what to expect and how to react if you encounter one this summer.

Reader Participation Day: Which National Park Lodge Offers The Best Value, And Why?

Which lodge in the National Park System do you head to for the best value, and what makes it the best value?

It's Summer—Here's How To Avoid Health Hazards In The National Parks

Summer health hazards in the parks involve rules that rangers can help you with—but the bottom line—look out for others, especially the less experienced, and you can go a long way toward looking out for yourself.

A $25 Hike At Mesa Verde National Park

For $25, you can drive into Yellowstone or Yosemite national parks, your car loaded with family, and spend the rest of the week exploring. At Mesa Verde National Park, after paying the park's $15 entrance fee, another $25 fee will get you -- only you, not your entire family -- on a two-hour hike to either Mug House or Square Tower House.

Aggressive Black Bear Put Down In Dinosaur National Monument

A black bear that began acting too comfortable with humans and their meals in DInosaur National Monument has been put down by park staff.

All Units Of National Park System Will Be Free To Enter On Saturday

To help mark National Get Outdoors Day, all units of the National Park System will be free to enter this Saturday.

Summer, Peak Vacation Season, Is Also Peak Construction Season In The National Park System

Sadly, not only is summer the peak season to visit national parks, but it's also the peak season for construction in the parks. Here's a look at what travelers will have to cope with during a visit to Grand Teton National Park this summer.

Traveler Debuts New Features! New Nav Bar Navigation, Download Our First Magazine, And More!

Welcome to a few of many improvements we have in store for you on Traveler. From a new Nav Bar with fast Drop Down access to our content, to our first-ever magazine ready to download, easier social network sharing, and even global park features—here are a few updates that'll make your time on The Traveler more fun and informative.

Design Centennial Logo For Rocky Mountain National Park, Win $3000

Feeling creative? If you prove highly creative in designing a centennial logo for Rocky Mountain National Park, you could win $3,000.

Grand Canyon National Park Officials Find Route Around Washed-Out Section Of North Kaibab Trail

You can attempt a rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon National Park now that a detour around a washed-out section of the North Kaibab Trail has been provided, but park officials caution that it's pretty narrow and "hazardous conditions exist."

Spring Storms Slow Plowing Of Sun Road In Glacier National Park

Plowing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park was going fine...until recent storms dumped at least 16 inches of snow on parts of the alpine road.

The Best National Park Campgrounds (According To Us)

Here are the best national park campgrounds, according to the Traveler's lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, who actually spend more time in a tent than you might imagine!

Parks Offer Opportunities To Watch Venus Transit On Tuesday

If you're out in the parks this week, check to see if the park you're in is offering a viewing of the "Venus transit" that will occur Tuesday afternoon. Units from Arches to Voyageurs national parks will be offering special viewing of the celestial event.

What's In A Number: Looking At Outdoor Recreation Participation

Who is recreating across America, and what sports are they pursuing? Is hiking on the rise, or decline? And what about biking, or paddling participation? Curious about those numbers, I turned to the latest report on outdoor recreation from the Outdoor Industry Foundation.