Campers hoping to find a site at Devils Postpile National Monument in California will need to look elsewhere this summer. Park officials say winter storm and flood damage and prioritization of trail repairs will require that the campground remain closed.
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With winter in the rearview mirror, roads and facilities around Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening for the spring season.
A redesign of the Cinnamon Bay Campground in Virgin Islands National Park calls for 55 new "eco-tents" to be installed, while retaining 31 "bare" sites for folks who bring their own tent or rent one from the concessionaire.
With more and more visitors heading to Yellowstone National Park, it might be reasonable that there would be an increase in motor vehicle accidents. But the increase has been incredible, with a nearly 900 percent increase in vehicle rollovers in 2016 vs. 2014.
Two legal analyses have been added to the debate over whether President Trump can unilaterally rescind the designation of Bears Ears National Monument and, not surprisingly, they reach different conclusions.presidential-authority-to-revoke-or-reduce-national-monument-designations.pdf arnold_porter_legal_memo_on_revocation_of_national_monuments.pdf
Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee will commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle by offering a variety of real-time hikes and interpretive programs, from Wednesday, April 5, through Sunday, April 9.
Lanes entering Zion National Park’s South Entrance will be closed for 15 minute intervals between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5, to prepare for moving the South Entrance Monument in order to accommodate more entrance lanes going forward.
A wet winter has brought back to life a spring that is being blamed for saturating soils and causing the Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park to slide downhill, creating a more-than-200-foot problem engineers are working to fix.
A $1,000 reward has been posted by the National Park Service for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole fossilized tracks from Death Valley National Park.
Bill Sycalik is a man with a mission: Firstly, to run a 26.2-mile marathon in all 59 of the national parks in the U.S., and also to encourage as many people as he can to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.