Archive List

Traditional Holiday Celebration Coming To Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Year-end holidays, with a Western frontier flair, will be observed at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado on December 6-7.

Cumberland Island National Seashore Counted Nearly 600 Sea Turtle Nests This year

Sea turtles nesting this year at Cumberland Island National Seashore added more than 43,000 hatchlings to their populations, according to seashore estimates.

Around The Parks: Holiday Events And Light Pollution Concerns At Joshua Tree

Holiday events, and concerns over light pollution from solar power projects, are among the news flowing from around the National Park System.

Maintenance Work Will Lead To Temporary Closures Along Blue Ridge Parkway

If you're planning to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway next month, you'll want to read this to see the schedule for temporary road closures due to routine maintenance.

Geologists Continue To Study Cause Behind Massive Denali National Park Landslide

Geologists are continuing to search for the cause behind a massive landslide at Denali National Park and Preserve that blocked the park road near Mile 38.

Webcam Offers Views Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial 24 Hours A Day

It's easier to keep an eye on Mount Rushmore National Memorial, from anywhere you have an internet connection, thanks to EarthCam.

Tracking Climate Change At Everglades National Park: What Will Happen?

In the following video, produced by the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, the National Park Service’s Interpretive Development Program, and the NPS Climate Change Response Program, how climate change might impact Everglades National Park is examined.

After 125 Years, Pinnacles National Monument Becomes The Nation’s Newest 'National Park'

Pinnacles National Park took 125 years to become the nation’s newest designated parkland. But it took immensely longer for the mountains to arrive at the present location 40 miles southeast of Salinas, California.

88th Annual Trek To Nation's Christmas Tree Set For December 8 At Kings Canyon National Park

For a memorable kickoff to the year-end holiday season, you might head to Kings Canyon National Park to be on hand December 8 for the 88th Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree.

NPCA Releases New Graphic To Support Calls For Better Funding Of National Parks

The coffee-drinking public spends much, much more on its caffeine surge on an annual basis, per capita, than taxpayers do supporting the National Park System.

Reader Participation Day: Which National Park System Unit Do You Want To Visit, But Probably Won't?

Which unit of the National Park System would you most like to see...but fear you won't for one reason or another (most likely distance and/or cost)?

Road & Track Editor Facing Charges For Dirt Bike Ride Through Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Road & Track editor who tested a dirt bike by riding through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and crossed a creek, faces three misdemeanor charges that could land him in jail, according to park officials.

Traveler's Gear Box: The Lowepro Nova Sport 35L Camera Bag

Lowepro's Nova Sport 35L has some nice qualities to it...but it also has some flaws that need to be corrected.

Olympic National Park Ready For Winter Season

Olympic National Park has three very distinct options for winter visitors. For those who enjoy indoor comforts, options include ocean storm-watching from the Kalaloch Lodge along the park’s Pacific Coast to lakeside dining at Lake Crescent Lodge to weekend day trips to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center on snow-covered Hurricane Ridge.

Enjoy A Video Preview Of Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park long has been on my to-do list, and the following 30-second video explains why. The mix of landscapes -- towering mountains, intricately carved caves -- seems like a fascinating place to explore.

Shoal Markers Set Out To Protect Seagrass Beds At Biscayne National Park

To better protect fragile seagrass shoals and improve boater safety, Biscayne National Park recently completed the installation of 14 fixed shoal markers around the Featherbed Banks in southern Biscayne Bay.

Fire Break Planned Between Cape Hatteras National Seashore And Nags Head

Late next month crews plan to establish a fire break between the town of Nags Head, North Carolina, and the northern end of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Photography In The National Parks: Winter Essentials

At this time of year, winter waxes as fall wanes, so I thought it pertinent to now emphasize the concerns and rewards of winter photography, be it in the sub-zero temperatures of Yellowstone or along the balmy beaches of the Virgin Islands or the moss-carpeted downed tree trunks of Olympic National Park.

Surprising Halloween Night Discovery Provided A Real "Treat" At Carlsbad Caverns National Park

A little curiosity by a pair of cavers turned a fairly routine evening's project at Carlsbad Caverns National Park into an exciting adventure for the duo. Their original assignment on October 31—surveying to help complete a new map of the Big Room—led to the discovery of the largest new "room" in the cave in decades.

Fort Stanwix National Monument To Offer Candlelight Tours Of 18th Century Fort

If you find yourself in upstate New York for the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, treat yourself to a candlelight tour of Fort Stanwix National Monument.

Budget Concerns Lead To Cutbacks At Lassen Volcanic National Park

With a second phase of budget cuts set to kick in in January, officials at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California have announced reductions in visitor center hours through the winter.

Suzanne Ditmanson Discusses Life As A National Park Superintendent's Wife

Suzanne Ditmanson on the trail
Suzanne Ditmanson, wife of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson, talks about her National Park Service life. How did her husband's career affect her and their children?

New Exhibit At Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Site Tied To Kennedy Assassination

How news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination was received at the Texas home of Lyndon Baines Johnson is the focus of a new exhibit at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

Devils Punchbowl Bridge In Olympic National Park To Close Briefly For Repairs

The Devils Punchbowl Bridge on the Spruce Railroad Trail in Olympic National Park that has been closed to pack strings for two years due to cracks in the decking will be closed briefly next month for repairs.

Group Pushing For National Monument In Southern New Mexico

A group in southern New Mexico has been pushing to create a 600,000-acre national monument from lands that wrap the Sierra de Los Oranos mountains.

Yosemite Nature Notes: Fall In Yosemite

Winter is on its way, and has already arrived in some parts of the country, but vestiges of fall remain elsewhere. Take a few minutes to enjoy the fleeting colors of fall in Yosemite National Park via this video produced by Steven Bumgardner as part of his Yosemite Nature Notes series made possible by the Yosemite Conservancy.

Voyageurs National Park Looking For Some Good Volunteers

Wanted: Reliable volunteers who would enjoy spending their free time at Voyageurs National Park.

Backcountry Camping, Wedding Permits Likely To Get More Expensive At Grand Teton National Park

The price of a permit for backcountry traveling, or getting married, in Grand Teton National Park might be going up in 2014 as park officials are reviewing their pricing for the camping and special-use park permits.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Visitors Urged To Watch Out For Nēnē

It's that time of year at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Yep, the breeding and nesting season of the endemic Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, has arrived.

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts New Concessionaire At Kings Canyon National Park

November 1 marked the first day for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts as concessionaire for hospitality services at Kings Canyon National Park.