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.
The National Park Service has awarded a contract to Parkeon, USA, to install parking meters on streets and parking areas on the National Mall. Installation of the 90 multi-space pay stations will begin on or about May 1, with operation and enforcement of the meters scheduled for June 12. The new metered parking is intended to create more frequent turnover of limited parking spaces; encourage the use of public transit; and provide revenue to create and improve affordable visitor transportation.
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Colorado will mark its 10th anniversary later this week with a number of activities for visitors.
A step outside is a step in the right direction. On Park Rx Day, April 23, National Park Service sites will offer free admission and host special events to highlight the important role of greenspace in physical and psychological wellness.
While this winter's rains alleviated drought conditions in California, they also nourished a new crop of invasive species in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where officials hope volunteers will turn out to help rangers pull the unwelcome plants.
After five days of extensive searching, the National Park Service on Thursday reduced the scale of the search for two hikers who went missing at Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, April 15. The hikers are identified as Lou Ann Merrell, 62, and Jackson Standefer, 14.
Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison, the first of up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country has been switched on at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, site of the inventor's West Orange, New Jersey, laboratory and home.
A bullish report on 2017 visitation to the National Park System was met with both welcome and concern, as parks across the country are gearing up for a busy summer with ailing infrastructure and staff struggling to handle the crowds.
While progress is being made on rebuilding a section of the Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, there is no firm date for when the road will reopen to traffic.