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Two Alternatives Under Consideration For Multi-Use Path At Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park officials, after considering public opinion and input from other federal agencies, have come up with two alternatives for a proposed multi-use path.

Essential Park Guide, Winter: Painting The Parks, Driven By Nature's Beauty

Outdoors, in the majesty of the national parks, masterpieces are created by artists drawn to nature's beauty.

It's Giving Tuesday: Help Your Favorite National Park Friends Group

It's "Giving Tuesday," and that means you should consider donating to your favorite national park friends group today.

Birding In The National Parks: Snowy Owl Invasion, Round Two

It’s happening again! No, not another government shutdown. That’s next month. What we have here is another invasion of Snowy Owls.

Budget Constraints Mean No Lifeguards At Cape Hatteras National Seashore In 2014

Budget constraints dictated by Congress mean you'll be swimming at your own risk next year at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where officials will not be hiring lifeguards for three beaches that in the past have had the guards.

Hickman Bridge Trail Open Once Again At Capitol Reef National Park

After more than a year of closure, the Hickman Bridge Trail at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah is open once again.

Mammoth Cave National Park Officials Proposing Improvements To Lodging Facilities

A multi-phase rehabilitation of lodging facilities in Mammoth Cave National Park is being proposed by park officials, with various improvements instituted as funding becomes available.

Around The Parks: Holiday Events Feature Toymakers And Glimpses Into The Past

A toymaker with skills from the past and glimpses into holiday celebrations from years ago are some of the events on display around the National Park System in December.

Denali National Park Visitors Seeing Fewer Wolves Along Park Road, Possibly Due To Increased Hunting

A precipitous drop in wolf viewing opportunities for Denali National Park visitors is being attributed to increased hunting of the predators on lands next to the park, though Park Service personnel haven't publicly voiced that connection.

Social Media Sites Share Some "Special Moments In Time" Images From Grand Canyon National Park

There's plenty of debate about the pros and cons of "social media" in today's world, but among the advantages of those sites are the opportunities to enjoy some photos of "wish I'd been there" moments. The Facebook page for Grand Canyon National Park includes some recent images that remind us that our parks offer some special views of the ever-changing natural world.

Exploring The Parks: Andersonville National Historic Site--A Sad History

ANDE commemorative wall
Andersonville National Historic Site is a sad reminder of the Civil War. It's so well interpreted, it's been called the South's Holocaust Museum.

National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide Winter 2013-14

It was a (hopefully not) one of those once-in-a-lifetime visits to a far off national park, and I was flat on my back. That, however, was not all bad at Virgin Islands National Park on the Caribbean island of St. John, where basking under the February sun on the sugar-sand beaches in between snorkeling adventures is de rigueur. Preferably with a cool drink in hand and a rattan mat beneath you.

Some Great Outdoors Books for Year-End Gifts

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the year-end holidays aren't far off. Still searching for gifts? Consider the following great reads for friends and family.