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UPDATE: Search Under Way For Father, Two Kids In Congaree National Park

Some 80 searchers working their way Monday through the swampy backcountry of Congaree National Park in search of a father and his two young children who were reported missing nearly 48 hours earlier.

Take Advantage Of All National Parks Traveler Offers

Are you taking advantage of all National Parks Traveler offers? Here's an overview:

Operators Sought For Pisgah Inn Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

The National Park Service recently released the prospectus for a ten-year contract to provide lodging, retail, and food and beverage services at Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Rich Lineup Of Programs At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are offering a rich lineup of free interpretative programs today through May 22.

National Park Week Is Over, But You Still Can Benefit....

Yes, National Park Week 2014 has passed us by, but you can still benefit from it. O.A.R.S. is giving away four world-class national park paddling trips during a contest that runs through May 18.

Lake Ice At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Breaks Up, Signaling Spring

Spring is in the air, and in the waters of Lake Superior, where the ice cover that made access to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore's ice caves possible has broken up.

Muddying The Waters Over Redesignating Colorado National Monument As A National Park

Discussions in western Colorado to have Colorado National Monument redesignated as a "national park" have spawned a draft document, in the form of Senate legislation, that has drawn concerns from the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.
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National Park Sessions: Reflections Of My Soul

In this episode of the National Park Sessions, The Giving Tree Band sets up in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado to play Reflections of My Soul.

Explosive Discovery At Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area In Washington State

Explosive materials commonly used in mining or excavation work have been discovered at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington state, though authorities don't think there's a risk to the public.

Opinion | Yosemite's Merced Wild And Scenic River Plan: Brought To You By Billionaires And Their Politicians

I chose a sandy spot near a copse of willows south of the river near Sentinel Bridge. What better place to sit and ponder the recently released plan to protect the Merced as it flows through Yosemite National Park?

Mount Baldy At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore To Remain Off-Limits Indefinitely

Mount Baldy, a massive sand dune that is a popular attraction at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, will remain closed indefinitely due to safety hazards.

University Musicians Bringing Music To National Parks

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of their Music in Our Parks project, with performances in Arches, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon, Great Sand Dunes, and Zion national parks.

May 1 Marks Opening For Applications For Denali Park Road Lottery

If you're planning to visit Denali National Park in Alaska this fall, you just might want to get an application in for the Denali Park Road Lottery. Winners of these treasured permits are allowed to drive the length of the road on one day in September.

6th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational Coming In November

It's never too early to plan a national park escape, and November will be a great time to visit Zion National Park to enjoy not only the colorful fall weather in southern Utah, but also to attend the Sixth Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational.

North Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park Scheduled To Open May 15

If all goes as planned and the weather cooperates, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will reopen to the public on May 15.

North Cascades National Park Looking For Colonial Creek Campground Hosts

Got some time on your hands this summer and looking for a great place to hang out? The folks at North Cascades National Park in Washington state is looking for some campground hosts.

DOT Allocates $3.5 Million To Repair Rocky Mountain National Park Roads Damaged By Flooding

Rocky Mountain National Park, where roads were heavily damaged by flooding last fall, will receive $3.5 million to help pay for repair work from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Designation Of Chaco Culture National Historical Park As International Dark Sky Park

A day-long celebration will be held Thursday to mark Chaco Culture National Historical Park's designation as an International Dark Sky Park.

Essential Paddling Guide: Prime Paddling Spots, Mid-Continent

Rivers run fast and tumbling throughout the National Park System, there are streams with lazy meanders, and placid lakes perfect for dipping a paddle. This diversity poses a delightful dilemma when you have the urge to float and paddle. What follows is just a sampling of the experiences that await you, whether you have hundreds of watery miles under your paddle, or are looking for calm waters to take your youngsters

National Park Service Proposing Changes In Regs For Service Animals In The Parks

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to revise regulations governing service animals in national parks.

Wilderness Under Siege, The Ongoing Battle Over Public Lands In America

Is there too much public land in America? Some think so, which is why it's important to understand the ongoing battle over those lands, whether they fall under the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, or U.S. Bureau of Land Management or other federal land manager.

Birding In The National Parks: Time To Pledge To Fledge

The time has come to "pledge to fledge," folks. The coming weekend is Pledge to Fledge weekend, a grassroots movement by the Global Birding Initiative to inspire experienced birders to take non-birders out on a birding excursion.

Badlands National Park Officials Considering Bison For South Unit

Officials from Badlands National Park in South Dakota are hosting open houses this week to consider a proposal to release bison on the South Unit of the national park.

Point Reyes National Seashore Drafting Management Plan For Beef, Dairy Ranches

A planning effort is under way at Point Reyes National Seashore in California to manage some 28,000 acres of beef and cattle ranches overseen by the seashore.

"Sea Star Wasting Syndrome" Found At Redwood National And State Parks

A disease that afflicts sea stars has taken root in Pacific waters from Alaska down to California, including portions of Redwood National and State Parks. Biologists say this year's mass mortality tied to the disease is "unprecedented."

Arlington National Cemetery Historic District Added To National Register Of Historic Places

The Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

21st Century Technology Meets 18th Century Warfare At Ninety Six National Historic Site

Twenty-first century technologies are being relied upon to help explain, and even physically buttress, Revolutionary War tactics at Ninety Six National Historic Site in South Carolina.

Everglades National Park Transitions To Summer Season Operations

Summer arrives today at Everglades National Park, where the park staff has transitioned its operations to the summer hours.

Friends Of Saguaro National Park's Online Auction Running All This Week

How can supporting a good cause earn you a trip into the backcountry of Saguaro National Park or to Hawaii? When it relates to this week's online auction in support of Friends of Saguaro National Park.

Celebrate North Cascades, Olympic And Mount Rainier National Parks At Spring Gala

Time is running out to land a ticket to a gala affair in support of North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier national parks.