National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Apr 9 2017 | Here Comes The Sun.... | Photographer: Rebecca Latson
- Week of: Mar 28 2017 | Badlands In A Rock Forest | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Mar 16 2017 | The High, Colorful Country Of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Mar 12 2017 | Mountains Of Snow And Spires Of Ice | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Mar 12 2017 | Bending The River At Gates Of Arctic National Park | Photographer: NPS
- Week of: Mar 12 2017 | SUPing At Kenai Fjords National Park: Don't Fall In | Photographer: NPS
- Week of: Mar 9 2017 | A Molten Leak Sprung At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park | Photographer: Rebecca Latson
- Week of: Feb 27 2017 | An Ice Age Survivor | Photographer: Jason Gablask
- Week of: Feb 27 2017 | Hurry Sundown Over The Badlands Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park | Photographer: Dave Bruner, NPS
- Week of: Feb 23 2017 | Crossing The Snake In Grand Teton National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
A long April weekend spent exploring Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument revealed the wondrous nature of this arid Sonoran landscape that prompted President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to set it aside as part of the National Park System 80 years ago, and underscored the incalculable worth of the Antiquities Act that enabled him to do so.
I’m willing to bet that right about now there are a lot of Traveler readers who are scratching their heads and asking, “Chamizal? What the heck is a Chamizal?”
While the federal hiring freeze has been lifted by the Trump administration, its guidelines for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce, as a memo sent out last week from the executive director of the Office of Management and Budget stated in its subject line, carries an ominous message for the National Park Service.
In an age of digital overload, polarized politics, and the overwhelming rush of modern life, there’s a place you can go to recharge, rejuvenate, reconnect, and embrace a more simple time. There’s a dude ranch waiting for you out there, and more than likely it’s close to a national park if you want the best of both worlds (ranch and park worlds, that is).
One of America’s most quintessential road trips often starts by renting a convertible or RV in South Florida and organizing a tropical journey to the southernmost point in the continental United States. Visitors to this island oasis encounter a lifetime’s worth of natural wonders preserved by our State and National Park Services, along with plenty of fun in the sun, eco-adventures, and an opportunity to disconnect from the real world.
Bears Ears National Monument Landscape Rivals, And In Cases Surpasses, That Of Notable National Parks
What does a landscape contain, and how do you measure its richness? Is it just the soil beneath your feet and the vegetation that rises up and adds texture and even structure? What about the sky overhead and, of course, the naturalness and ecological integrity?
Lottery Opens Today For Tickets To View Synchronous Fireflies At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for firefly viewing in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Tuesday, May 30, through Tuesday, June 6. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont must have a parking pass distributed through the lottery system at www.recreation.gov.
Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed at noon on Tuesday, May 2, for a major water line system improvement project, and will reopen by Thursday, May 25. Aspenglen Campground, which normally opens in late May, will open early, beginning May 1, to provide camping opportunities on the east side of the park.
There's a new visitor hub at Acadia National Park in Maine, where some of the visitor services offered in the past at park headquarters are moving to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center from May 1 through October 31. The NPS will direct visitors seeking park information and entrance passes to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to avoid the confusion and congestion of park headquarters during the summer and fall.
President Trump, eyeing a possible stalemate over the federal government's budget, said Thursday that if the government shuts down and national parks close it will be the fault of Democrats.
Within hours after President Trump affixed his signature to an executive order directing the Interior secretary to review the Antiquities Act and nearly two dozen national monuments created since 1996, there was pushback from conservation and environmental groups, politicians, corporations, and stakeholders from around the country. If the president and Secretary Ryan Zinke were concerned about a lack of input on the monument designations, they're hearing plenty now.
The date for the annual Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival and Acoustic Band Contest has been set for Saturday, May 27. With free fiddle and harmonica workshops in the morning, a luthier on-site, jam sessions erupting throughout the day, and more than $3,000 in award monies, it is sure to be an event you will want to get on your calendar.