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Check Out The Latest On The "National Park Electronic Library"

The National Park Electronic Library we told you about last fall has, and is, expanding to provide more reference materials from the U.S., and soon Canadian, park services.

Disney's "Bears" Movie Gaining Good Reviews, Raising Funds For National Park Projects

Early returns of Disney's Bears movie are highly favorable, and ticket sales are helping with a number of projects across the National Park System.

Wondering Where To Spot Animals In Grand Teton National Park? Watch This Video

Grand Teton National Park is an open-air zoo of sorts, with bison, pronghorn antelope, eagles, and other wildlife usually in view wherever you find yourself in the park. But there is one slice of Grand Teton that is more productive when it comes to spotting animals.

Opinion | It's Time For Year-Round Bison Habitat In Montana

As officials from Montana, Wyoming, and the National Park Service continue to work towards a solution for bison that roam outside Yellowstone National Park, a group of non-profit organizations is calling for Montana to allow bison to roam in their state year-round.

National Park Sessions: Friend Of The Devil

Arches National Park is the backdrop for this episode of the National Park Sessions, in which The Giving Tree Band plays Friends of the Devil.

Some Biscayne National Park Campgrounds Open For Free This Summer

Not a lot of people think of camping at Biscayne National Park in the summer months because of the heat and bugs. But if you do go, campsites on Boca Chita Key and Elliott Key will be free for the taking during the summer.

21-Mile Stretch Of Blue Ridge Parkway Back Open For Motorists Following Roadwork

A 21-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway that had been closed since last year for work to stabilize the pavement has been reopened to the motoring public.

Cost Of Firefighting On Public Lands This Summer Expected To Run Nearly Half-A-Billion Dollars Over Budget

Hot, dry weather and prolonged drought in some parts of the West have federal officials expecting to spend nearly $500 million more than they're budgeted for fighting wildfires this summer.

Photographer Hoping To Document Sites With Potential To Be Included In National Park System

A Washington-based photographer is hoping to spend six months on the road documenting sites across the United States that he believes have the potential to be included in the National Park System.

Yellowstone National Park, The Video

Most of us carry cameras (in some form) to the national parks with us, and some carry videocameras. An Italian traveler who visited Yellowstone National Park had his video gear with him, and came away with the following 8-minute production.

Traveler's Gear Box: The Vivitar DVR 787HD Sports Camera

As a professional photographer I've used a lot of equipment over four decades and recently had a chance to try out the new Vivitar Sports Camera (DVR787HD).

Grand Teton National Park Given OK To Rehabilitate Jenny Lake Area

A multi-million-dollar plan to rehabilitate the Grand Teton National Park's Jenny Lake area, with improvements to hiking, camping, and boating areas, has been approved by the National Park Service's Intermountain Region director.

Roadwork Will Slow Travel Through Grand Teton National Park This Summer

Note to self: Plan for travel delays while driving through Grand Teton National Park this summer.

Arizona Woman Identified As Victim Of Fall At Grand Canyon National Park

A 45-year-old Arizona woman has been identified as the victim of a fall from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

59 National Parks By The Bubble

How do you count the 59 national parks by state? Perhaps you need the following bubble diagram.

Site Of 1956 Collision Of Two Airlines Over Grand Canyon National Park Receives National Historic Landmark Status

Aviation safety has come a long way in the past half-century, and many of the improvements were spurred by a tragic mid-air collision which occurred in 1956 over Grand Canyon National Park. Earlier this month, the site of what was then the nation's worst civilian air accident was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Essential Paddling Guide: Prime Paddling Spots, Southwest

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

Artist-In-Residence In The Parks

Perhaps the best program in the National Park System for artistic types are the Artist-in-Residence programs that many parks offer for writers, photographers, painters and sketchers. And here's a website that can direct you to those programs.

Missing Family Found In Congaree National Park

A father and his two children missing in the swampy backwoods of Congaree National Park were found shortly after sunrise Tuesday and rescued by rangers.

Photography In The National Parks: Capturing Spring

Springtime is a great time to take photos in the national parks, but are you prepared for that task? Rebecca Latson has some suggestions for what you need to consider before heading off into the parks.

Cave Tours At Timpanogos Cave National Monument Begin May 10

Got a hankering to head underground? Cave tours at Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah begin on May 10 for the summer season.

Firefly Viewing At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Set For June 4-11

Growing up, chasing fireflies was a popular after-dusk summertime activity. But our fireflies didn't blink in unison, which is what makes the fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park such a big deal.

Help Clean Up New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Lend a hand and take some pride on May 10 by volunteering at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to get the park ready for the summer season.

Individual Falls About 400 Feet To Death At Grand Canyon National Park

An individual fell about 400 feet to their death from Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park on Monday afternoon.

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.