Nearly 100 people have been stranded in Diablo, Washington, in North Cascades National Park by an avalanche that swept down across State Route 20. Poor weather conditions and high avalanche danger have delayed efforts to clear the slide until Monday, which led park rangers to carry medicine by foot to some of those stranded.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Barring any adverse weather, visitor facilities in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia will begin opening this month and will continue to open through the spring.
Tranquil as it seemed as I ambled across the rolling meadow that gained the moniker “Bloody Angle” for one of the deadliest battles of the Civil War, the images that crept into my mind were vivid.
Whether the anti-public lands sentiment among Utah's Republican Party was fomented in the state's far-flung rural counties and flowed across the country to Washington, D.C., or vice versa, the goal is highly visible. From the Statehouse in Salt Lake City to the Capitol in Washington, Utah Republicans are working to either force the transfer of federal lands to the states or to open up more of federal acres to energy development, mining, and even water storage.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are thinking that a small solar energy system could supply the energy needs of the Cable Mill area in Cades Cove.
Visitors from around the world complain about off-road vehicle tracks marring the beauty of Death Valley National Park. Illegal off-road driving is a problem in multiple areas of the park, including the Racetrack, Ibex Dunes and Badwater. The National Park Service seeks public support for a grant application that would help fund restoration of these damaged areas.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting a river cleanup effort on March 31 and April 1 with the Ozark Heritage Project.
Cyclists will have the right-of-way -- quite a bit, in fact -- on Skyline Drive through the northern district of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia on April 23, when motorized vehicles will be restricted.
A $1 million enticement from the Utah Legislature is not enough to convince the outdoor industry to overlook the state's anti-public lands stance and keep its lucrative convention in Salt Lake City.
An investigation into sexual harassment charges against a management official at De Soto National Memorial in Florida not only found credence in the allegations, but also uncovered a number of other inappropriate issues for the manager, a report released Thursday said.
Heavy rains have cut off access to the Rainbow Park Campground and boat ramp in Dinosaur National Monument, which closed the unpaved Rainbow Park/Island Park Road at the monument boundary in Utah after a ranger discovered it had washed out around a 6-foot culvert.
While parks are battling an aphid-like insect that is devastating Eastern hemlock stands, Fire Island National Seashore announced last week that cutting down infested trees has significantly diminished its population of invasive southern pine beetles, which can attack and kill pine trees in two to four months.
The National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society will present a maple sugaring demonstration at Millbrook Village in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A tour guide based in France and his group of 13 were caught early Monday morning sneaking into the closed area at Halema‘uma‘u, the erupting summit crater of Kīlauea volcano in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the opportunity it provides visitors to enjoy the night sky.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Visitor Center on March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly grand opening events and activities at the site and a first look at the new visitor center. It is located at: 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, Maryland. All events are free.
National park boundaries are largely imaginary things, without walls or fences. As a result, what happens on adjacent lands can impact parks, which is one reason there is an outcry over the U.S. Senate's decision, by a party-line vote, to scrap a U.S. Bureau of Land Management regulation intended to give the public a greater voice during that agency's planning periods.
Need to get away from it all? Head to Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve in southwestern Alaska. Just don't forget your bear spray.
Voyageurs National Park is no longer recommending travel on frozen lake surfaces due to warming weather, as ice conditions are deteriorating, standing water is appearing on frozen lake surfaces, and bare ground can be found on the safety portages.