A search and rescue mission was ongoing Monday at Grand Canyon National Park for two backcountry hikers swept down Tapeats Creek.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
You know you should be alert for grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies, and sharks in the surf are a concern, but have you ever worried about hogs while hiking in a national park?
The National Park Service says work to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, was to begin Monday. Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the project, slated for completion by June.
A unique service allows you to download, for free, an audio copy of John Wesley Powell's The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons so you can listen to what Powell saw on your next trip down the Colorado River through Canyonlands and Grand Canyon national parks.
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is scheduled to open May 15 with limited visitor services and water conservation measures due to a break in the North Rim water pipeline. This damaged water line does not affect South Rim or Phantom Ranch operations.
The April 2017 update for npshistory.com features 225 studies touching on national park subjects as diverse as Alaskan histories, night skies, and natural sounds. Other papers added to the site touch on National Park Service history, natural resources, social science, and National Wild and Scenic River studies.
Joshua Tree National Park in California is making it easier and faster to get into the park. You soon will be able to use a free mobile app to prepay entrance fees.
A well-known and often-photographed white female wolf that was 12 years old was put down this week in Yellowstone National Park after being discovered in shock and dying from unspecified injuries.
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is one of 21 national parks selected to receive a 2017 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
The subtleties of pruning fruit trees will be explained during a workshop at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore in early May.
Down through the past four years there have been multiple communications, and meetings, between the Obama administration and Utah politicians and communities over the possibility of national monument status for the Bears Ears landscape in southeastern Utah, according to documents obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The Trump administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep illegal aliens out of the country has drawn a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, who claim that wall if constructed would impact millions of people, endangered species, and national parks.
Spring is the perfect time to explore the trails at Saguaro National Park in Arizona—as you can enjoy moderate temperatures, and often spectacular displays of spring wildflowers.
The National Park Service has designated Rainbow Bridge a Traditional Cultural Property, recognizing the national monument's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes, and establishing its listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is the first site in Utah to gain a TCP designation.
Three beaches at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore have been closed due to a toxic chemical spill, park officials said Wednesday.
A "good old boy system" that spewed inappropriate comments and behaviors toward female coworkers existed in the Maintenance Division at Yellowstone National Park, according to an investigation, which also found that the atmosphere continued "because of the actions, or inaction, of supervisors."
A hiring freeze implemented by the Trump administration that has been slow to thaw has forced Zion National Park officials in Utah to delay the usual extension of operating hours for the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Human History Museum until month's end.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
Two glorious rivers in the National Park System – the Buffalo, America’s very first national river, and the Middle Fork of the Flathead, which races along Glacier National Park’s southern border – have the inglorious distinction of being among American Rivers' Most Endangered Rivers® for 2017.
In a bid to improve habitat for endangered Coho salmon that use Redwood Creek in Muir Woods National Monument, the National Park Service is proposing to rebuild bridges that cross the stream, create deeper pools for rearing habitat, and revegetate sections to improve cover for fish.