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.
In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt stated, "Of all the questions which can come before this nation…there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us." More than a century later, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, this comment rings true, though shrouded in irony.
Last weekend, the “Roving Ranger,” a new mobile visitor center for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, made its inaugural voyage to Mallows Bay on the Potomac River. The vehicle is the size of a delivery truck and features large images of the Chesapeake Bay on all sides.
Now 18 months removed from a storm that devastated parts of Death Valley National Park, officials have detailed a proposal to rehabilitate and reopen Scotty’s Castle and the surrounding area.
A 69-year-old Idaho man on a private float trip through Grand Canyon National Park has died after falling into the Colorado River.
Visitors to Sitka National Historical Park in southeast Alaska can now see everything the park has to offer without paying a fee.
Cowpens National Battlefield and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail in South Carolina are accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corps.
Though the Highland Light at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts has been warning mariners of shoals for 220 years, the time has come to move the lighthouse into the 21st century with an LED bulb.
Two people died in Sequoia National Park this weekend, one on Mount Whitney and one in the Kaweah River.
The application period for the 2017 road lottery program at Denali National Park and Preserve will open May 1. The road lottery takes place in September and allows up to 400 cars per day to be on the western portion of the park road, which is usually closed to most private vehicles.