Plowing operations are under way at Glacier National Park, where crews are working to clear the Going-to-the-Sun Road of the winter's snowfall. Once that work is done, construction on parts of the iconic parkway could create some delays for travelers this summer.
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18th Century "Sampler" Returned To Chatham At Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park
A "sampler" begun by young Martha “Patsy” Fitzhugh before her death in 1793 has returned, Chatham, the place of its creation. It’s likely the sampler has not been at Chatham since the Fitzhugh family moved away from the house in 1798. The sampler will be on display at Chatham at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for the next three months.
Three new hiking trails at Cabrillo National Monument, including one that links the tidepools to the visitor center, are part of a Trails Management Plan under review at the San Diego park.
President Trump on Monday donated his salary for the first three months of the year to the National Park Service, a move quickly ridiculed as a publicity stunt by some groups.
After a centennial year that brought more than 2.3 million visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, park officials are anticipating what all early indications suggest will be another very busy year and summer season. Preparations to accommodate the area’s growing popularity are currently underway as seasonal facilities reopen, services resume, and hours are extended.
Three desert tortoises, a threatened species, have been killed at Joshua Tree National Park in California. Two of the slow-moving tortoises were run over by motorists in a park campground, according to park staff.
With the 2017 hurricane season on the horizon, the National Park Service is accepting applications for mariners who want to be able to shelter their vessels in Hurricane Hole at the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
Much like a homeowner who puts off "until next year" repairs to that leaky roof or well-aged furnace, Congress for years largely has turned a blind eye to growing maintenance issues around the National Park System. While two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to tackle that backlog, estimated at $12 billion, their bill alone won't get the job done.
A rockslide in Grand Canyon National Park has forced the closure of the Colorado River Trail between Pipe Creek and the Silver Bridge for trail repair starting Monday. The trail will be closed to foot traffic and stock use.