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Still Time To Spend A Slice Of Fall In Zion National Park...And At A Discount, Too

Sure, Election Day is here, and snows are falling in the high country of the Rockies and Sierra. But that doesn't mean you can't get one more blast of fall at a deal when it comes to lodging.

Endangered Nēnē Goose Killed By Motorist At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A female nēnē, thought to be getting ready to nest, was killed when run over on Highway 11 by a motorist at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Booker T. Washington National Monument To Offer Special Christmas Program

Booker T. Washington National Monument will be offering an “Old Virginia Christmas of 1862” program in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Superintendent Honored With Stephen T. Mather Award From NPCA

Pam Underhill, superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, has been honored with the Stephen T. Mather conservation award from the National Parks Conservation Association.

Most Yellowstone National Park Roads Closed For Winter

Gates will be blocking access to most roads in Yellowstone National Park today, as the park is readying for the winter season by ending wheeled-vehicle access for the coming months.

Guest Column: Election Day And The Dangers Of H.R. 4089, The Sportsmen’s Heritage Bill

In the not-so-distant past, Republicans as well as Democrats were strong proponents of America’s public lands. And both parties usually supported the national parks—most beloved of all public lands. But now, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan reflect the contempt of the Republican Party’s far right for all public lands—even the national parks, long renowned as “America’s Best Idea.”

A Five-Pack Of Parks Where Winter Is Anything But Off-Season

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From snowsports to whale watching, America’s national parks have it all come winter. Check out our five-pack of parks where winter gives you the entire country's worth of geographical getaways.

National Park Service Responding To Complaints Of Mountain Bike Collisions, Speed

Concerns by some that mixing mountain bikers and hikers on national park trails would lead to problems reportedly are being realized at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where there have been increased complaints about speeding bikers and collisions on trails.

Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins In Olympic National Park Open Winter Weekends

Having a cabin with a roaring fire to return to after a long day in a national park is a great way to top off the day. And in Olympic National Park, you'll be able to do that weekends this winter if you can reserve one of the Roosevelt Cabins at Lake Crescent.

Help The Shenandoah National Park Trust Help Teachers Help Students

A highly valuable, and interesting, program in some areas of the National Park System brings teachers into the parks to learn all they can, and then returns them to the classroom with that knowledge. You can help the Shenandoah National Park Trust fund such a program at Shenandoah National Park.

Register Now For Lottery For Lodging At Ostrander Ski Hut In Yosemite National Park

If you're a hardy cross-country or backcountry skier looking for a new adventure, now is the time to enter the lottery for a stay at the Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite National Park.

Update: Stranded AT Hiker In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rescued

A 56-year-old North Carolina man stranded by wintry weather along the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was rescued Friday afternoon by a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter crew.

Shenandoah National Park Back In Business....Partially

Steady work at cleaning up from the snowstorm that Superstorm Sandy deposited on Shenandoah National Park has allowed part of the park to reopen.

Search Suspended For Missing Backpacker In Kings Canyon National Park

After more than a week of searching on ground and from the air, the efforts to find a missing backpacker in Kings Canyon National Park in California have been suspended.

Mystery Photo 58 Revealed: I'll Take 5 Pounds Of Coffee And A Wool Blanket

Stop by this room and you'll be able to load up on sugar, coffee, wool blankets, and other necessities of frontier life.

Mark Veterans Day With A Trip To A National Park

Veterans Day is just around the corner, and you can head to a national park to celebrate it with your favorite veteran, or visit one of the park system's war memorials to commemorate the day.

Trails I've Hiked: Dark Hollow Falls And Beyond At Shenandoah National Park

There are many nice hikes in Shenandoah National Park, some that ramble on for miles, some that run just a short way to a wonderful payoff. Dark Hollow Falls is one such payoff, but the hike is just a mile-and-a-half roundup, rather short if you were looking for a good leg stretcher. You can, however, easily extend that hike by more than a few miles.
Rare Birds: The Extraordinary Tale of the Bermuda Petrel and the Man Who Brought It Back from Extinction Rebuilding habitat to what it once was is no easy task, but David Wingate's success in largely reassembling the flora and fauna on one of Bermuda's island can be seen not only in the vegetation, but in a bird once thought extinct.

National Parks Traveler's Essential Friends, Celebrating National Park Friends Groups

Earlier this year National Parks Traveler broke ground with Essential Friends, an initiative created to celebrate the great work of national park friends groups. While the publication has been available in PDF format, we now offer it to you as a flip book. Enjoy!

Eight National Park Lodges Join Historic Hotels Of America

Eight national park lodges have joined Historic Hotels of America, a program affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Mystery Photo 58: X Marks The Spot

The good professor might be retired, but that doesn't mean all the Traveler's puzzlers went with him. We'll ease back into Mystery Photos with this easy one.

Mesa Verde National Park Receives Grant For Winter Trails

Winter trails in Mesa Verde National Park will receive some improvements thanks to a grant the park has received from the National Park Foundation.

Prince William Forest Park, 75 Years On

Seventy-fire years after it was created as a woodsy retreat for youth from Washington, D.C., Prince William Forest Park in Virginia is a hidden gem for urbanites seeking a respite from the crowds and concrete.