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More closures announced at Great Smoky Mountain National Park ahead of Tropical Storm Florence

WATE 6 On Your SideWATE 6 On Your Side - Sep 15, 2018
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) - Officials for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced additional closures for Saturday, September 15, related to the potentially hazardous conditions associated with what is now Tropical Storm Florence. Predictions ...  

National Forest

CLOSED: National Forest announces road closures ahead of Hurricane Florence

WLOSWLOS - Sep 13, 2018
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to temporarily close National Forest roads, today, Thursday September 13th at noon.  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park sees a dip in visitation numbers

KPAX-TVKPAX-TV - Sep 11, 2018
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Yellowstone National Park is reporting that the number of people who visited this August dropped 11% when compared to a year ago. Overall park visitation is down 3% so far this year but the Park has still registered more ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

California Man Missing On Colorado River In Grand Canyon National Park

ABC15 ArizonaNational Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 10, 2018
A California man who jumped into the Colorado River after his wife in Grand Canyon National Park remained missing Monday. The man vanished into the river Friday morning about 11 a.m. when the commercial river trip he was on stopped for a hike at Clear ...  

Yosemite National Park

New 'Airstream hotel' coming to Yosemite National Park

CurbedCurbed - Sep 17, 2018
On the eve of a national expansion, AutoCamp is set to debut their latest location: Yosemite National Park. Partnering with Ohio-based Airstream, AutoCamp chose a 35-acre site in the Sierra Nevada Mountains not far from the park. The property will ...  

Hot Springs National Park

National Parks Pass: The best $80 you'll ever spend

CBS19.tv KYTXCBS19.tv KYTX - Sep 9, 2018
Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park - Hearken back to the Golden Age of Bathing on your visit to Hot Springs National Park. Go ahead and drink the water — or “quaff the elixir,” as they used to say back in the day. It's safe, healthy for you and free ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park Closes Due to Hurricane Florence

NBC 29 NewsNBC 29 News - Sep 13, 2018
The Shenandoah National Park shut down at noon on Thursday due to Hurricane Florence. The park also shut down Skyline Drive at 10 a.m. on Thursday for fear of hazardous conditions. Meteorologists are forecasting high winds and rain in much of ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park Entrances Passes Now Available Online
National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 14, 2018

The lines to get into Mount Rainier National Park in Washington can be long, but a new option for speeding up your entrance is purchasing an entrance pass in advance online. Available at YourPassNow, visitors must print and bring the pass with them to ...  

Everglades National Park

Free entry at Everglades National Park and Shark Valley on Sept. 22

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Sep 4, 2018
Explore the River of Grass with free admission to Everglades National Park on Sept. 22. The National Park Servcie is waiving the $25 entry fee in honor of National Public Lands Day. There are many fun and free things to do in and around America's ...  

Badlands National Park

New Nonprofit Aims to Support Badlands National Park
U.S. News & World Report - Sep 3, 2018

At Badlands National Park, Pflaum said he hopes to work with the conservancy to develop a list of collaborative projects and programs. He said possibilities could include the creation of a youth employment program in the park, support of the park's ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park adding fast-lane to Estes Park's Fall River entrance

The KnowThe Know - Sep 14, 2018
ESTES PARK — Rocky Mountain National Park is set to give its Fall River Entrance Station a facelift — in a few years. The director of the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service signed a decision document allowing the park to make ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Incidents at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: June 18

Kaweah CommonwealthKaweah Commonwealth - Jun 29, 2018
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK. Ash Mountain. June 23— At about 7:15 a.m., the park was notified of a river incident occurring near the Sequoia entrance sign. Park rangers, along with Tulare County Fire, and Tulare County Sheriff, responded to the call.  

Sequoia National Park

Over 3500 marijuana plants seized in Sequoia National Park

KMPH Fox 26KMPH Fox 26 - Sep 9, 2018
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. September 7, 2018 – On September 5, 2018 law enforcement officers from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Tulare County Sheriff's Department, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, and ...  

Zion National Park

Construction crews stay busy at Zion National Park cleaning up after flash floods

St. George Daily SpectrumSt. George Daily Spectrum - Sep 7, 2018
Construction crews are busy at Zion National Park this week, scrambling to make repairs after summer flash floods damaged some of the park's most popular trails and roadways. On Wednesday, workers are set to close the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway ...  

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park fires update: Sept. 9

Great Falls TribuneGreat Falls Tribune - Sep 10, 2018
Here's the latest from the Howe Ridge and Boundary fires burning in Glacier National Park, according to Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 1. Howe Ridge fire. Location: Northwest side of Lake McDonald. Start date: Aug. 11. Size: 13,671 acres.  

Acadia National Park

This luxury resort on Maine's largest island costs up to $2000 per night and is a gateway to one of the country's ...

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Sep 11, 2018
... are decorated in a charmingly nautical style and the restaurant serves Maine lobster, seafood chowder, mussels, and fish and chips. The upscale resort, which can cost up to $2,000 per night, is also an ideal base from which to explore Acadia ...  

Arches National Park

A new generation arrives in droves, exploring Arches National Park

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Sep 9, 2018
As always, I arrived too late. The time to be here, the real sweet spot? I missed it. Try a good half-century ago, I was told by locals, before the place was discovered by the outside world, back when it was still Arches National Monument and not yet a ...  

Big Bend National Park

Katy hiker who got off course in Big Bend National Park found safe

Dallas News (blog)Dallas News (blog) - Sep 4, 2018
Updated at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday: Revised to include additional details. A Katy man who got off course while hiking at Big Bend National Park was found safe Monday after spending two unplanned nights outside. Edilberto Lopez(Big Bend National Park).  

Death Valley National Park

Fall And Winter Are Prime Seasons For Camping In These Parks

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 14, 2018
There are ample opportunities in the park's backcountry. Death Valley National Park's backcountry has a variety of rugged mountain and desert terrain. More than 3 million acres of wilderness and over 400 miles of backcountry dirt roads are open to camping.  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Fires close part of southern Utah's Bryce Canyon

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Sep 17, 2018
14, 2018 The Lonely and Riggs fires have closed the southeastern part of Bryce Canyon National Park, including Rainbow Point, pictured here from the air. Park and Forest Service officials decided to not to put out these lightning-caused fires in hopes ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

5 places in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to celebrate National Park Service Founders Day

News 5 ClevelandNews 5 Cleveland - Aug 24, 2018
CLEVELAND - A short drive from any city in Northeast Ohio, you can find yourself immersed in nature. Standing on top of a cliff, viewing a waterfall or walking along the many trails located in the Cuyahoga National Park, there's also something to ...  

Denali National Park

Exploring The Parks: When Fall Comes To Denali National Park

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 9, 2018
Editor's note: Visitors to national parks often are struck by wanderlust at the thought of visiting a far away, iconic national park. With that in mind, we've pulled Jean Berke's story about a fall trip to Denali National Park and Preserve out of the ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

Panama City Man Dies Snorkeling In Dry Tortugas National Park

Patch.comPatch.com - Aug 16, 2018
KEY WEST, FL — A 49-year-old man died Wednesday after being found unresponsive in the waters of Dry Tortugas National Park, according to reports. After being spotted by a couple, Michael Ray Stephens, of Panama City, was taken to a hospital where he ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Wolves At Glacier Bay National Park Find Frisbee To Play With

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 2, 2018
Most everyone loves to fling a Frisbee around the yard. But when that Frisbee gets flung or washes up onto an out-of-reach beach at Glacier Bay National Park, and it becomes a toy for wolves, that's a problem, according to park staff. "Sometimes ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Wolves At Glacier Bay National Park Find Frisbee To Play With

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 2, 2018
Most everyone loves to fling a Frisbee around the yard. But when that Frisbee gets flung or washes up onto an out-of-reach beach at Glacier Bay National Park, and it becomes a toy for wolves, that's a problem, according to park staff. "Sometimes ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Trump names GTNP superintendent Vela to lead National Park Service

Jackson Hole News&GuideJackson Hole News&Guide - Aug 31, 2018
Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela has been nominated to serve as the next director of the National Park Service. Ending two months of speculation on Friday, President Donald Trump named Vela as his pick to head the agency, which has ...  

Great Basin National Park

Astronomers see Mars, stars at Nevada's Great Basin park

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Sep 9, 2018
The annual Astronomy Festival at Great Basin National Park attracted hundreds of attendees, including some from as far as North Carolina, who took in breathtaking views of the night sky over three days. Children could earn a deep-space certificate, and ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Are These Mysterious Great Sand Dunes Stones Musical? When You Hear It, 'You Believe It'

Colorado Public RadioColorado Public Radio - Aug 29, 2018
A day before she was due to pack up the stones and return them to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (the stones are part of their museum collection, but not on display), a friend passed along an online video. It was her light bulb moment.  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountain National Park to host stargazing event

WATE 6 On Your SideWATE 6 On Your Side - Sep 11, 2018
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is teaming up with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society to offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove this weekend. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand Saturday in Cades Cove ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

A Day In The Park: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Aug 24, 2018
You can see a long way from the roof Guadalupe Mountains National Park, as it also happens to be the roof of the entire state of Texas, and that's saying something. In a state with such National Park System luminaries as Big Bend National Park, Padre ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park to close ahead of Olivia

KHON2KHON2 - Sep 11, 2018
MAKAWAO (KHON2) - The National Park Service is closing Haleakala National Park ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia. To protect visitor safety, the park's Summit and Kipahulu Districts will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday in anticipation of heavy winds and rain.  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopening Sept. 22

KHON2KHON2 - Sep 14, 2018
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is reopening on on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m..  

Isle Royale National Park

Martens recolonized Isle Royale in the '90s, showing island's dynamism

Science DailyScience Daily - Aug 24, 2018
The Shrinking Moose of Isle Royale. Dec. 18, 2017 — Climate change and predator-prey dynamics with wolves make for smaller moose. Ecologists compare skull measurements spanning four decades gathered at Isle Royale National Park. For the booming ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

After Joshua Tree arson, natl park takes steps to heal the Oasis of Mara

The Desert SunThe Desert Sun - Sep 1, 2018
As Joshua Tree National Park reopened its campgrounds Thursday in anticipation of the busy tourism season, visitors were met with a tragic scene near the park's Oasis Visitor Center. Where there was once a healthy oasis grove deeply rooted in the ...  

Katmai National Park

Katmai bear cam live stream: Bears plump up ahead of winter

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Sep 11, 2018
As summer comes to a close, Katmai National Park and Preserve's salmon-grabbing brown bears are bulking up for winter. There's still time to watch the bears and their expanding girth as they catch salmon in Katmai National Park, home to one the world's ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Glaciers Falling on Tourists: Yet Another Danger of Climate Change

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Sep 11, 2018
According to news reports at the time, Thais Grabenauer, 59, had been taking pictures with her husband at the foot of Exit Glacier, a towering wall of ice that's one of the most popular attractions in Kenai Fjords National Park. A half-ton piece of the ...  

Lake Clark National Park

NPS dedicates Lake Clark wilderness area to Gov. Jay S. Hammond

KDLGKDLG - Sep 11, 2018
The National Park Service has dedicated a 2.6-million-acre wilderness area in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to Governor Jay S. Hammond. The Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Area dedication ceremony took place on September 6. Credit National ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Volcano Researchers Take to the Field in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Middlebury College News and EventsMiddlebury College News and Events - Aug 31, 2018
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Lassen Volcanic National Park's Cinder Cone looks like a kid's science project volcano gone large, a perfectly conical pile of volcanic rubble rising 750 feet high. “Cinder Cone is amazing because it's perfect,” said Middlebury ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park has new river response team

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - Sep 7, 2018
Mammoth Cave National Park has put together a new river response team to aid national park visitors if they find themselves in emergency situations while on the Green River. The team is composed of national park employees who have expertise in a ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Admission-Free Getaway To Our National Parks

ForbesForbes - Sep 13, 2018
Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site protects thousands of cliff dwellings and 5,000 acres other archeological sites from the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for 700 years high in Southwest Colorado. September is the ...  

North Cascades National Park

Explore the Cascadian Kingdom in North Cascades National Park, Washington

Backpacker MagazineBackpacker Magazine - Aug 30, 2018
Pikas are the roosters of the alpine zone. I say this aloud, to no one, at daybreak as I unpeel my sleeping bag in the hazy lavender light to a chorus of squeaks. I roll my tent door back, revealing a picture that the national park brochures would be ...  

Olympic National Park

Mountain goats are flying out of a national park. It's a long story.

Washington PostWashington Post - Sep 15, 2018
Mountain goats belong in mountains. But they don't belong in the mountains of Olympic National Park, officials say. Although the white-furred, black-horned animals look right at home on the Washington park's stunning peaks, park officials refer to the ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Can we hack our tribal brains to protect the planet?
Anthropoce - Sep 10, 2018

In the early 2000s, visitors to Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park were greeted by a sign imploring them not to steal irreplaceable pieces of fossil trees. “Your heritage is being vandalized every day by theft losses of petrified wood of 14 tons ...  

Redwood National Park

Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for September 1, celebrates Redwood National Park's 50th anniversary

9to5Mac9to5Mac - Aug 22, 2018
On September 1, celebrate national parks around the world and earn an award inspired by Redwood National Park's 50th anniversary. Do a walk, run, or wheelchair workout of 50 minutes or more. Record your time in the Workout app or any app that adds ...  

Saguaro National Park

Hike for health, meet saguaros or cook prickly pear Tucson

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Sep 13, 2018
Join park staff on a 3 mile hike to kick off Saguaro National Park's “I Hike for Health” Program in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Earn a free hiking medal. Water and suitable footwear. Advance registration is required. Call 733-5158 to sign ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Rulings Favor Meridian Energy in Challenges to Refinery
U.S. News & World Report - Sep 12, 2018

Rulings Favor Meridian Energy in Challenges to Refinery. Two legal rulings this week favor Meridian Energy Group and its plan to build an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Sept. 12, 2018, at 2:41 p.m.. Rulings Favor Meridian Energy in ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

Questions And Answers On The Future Of Caneel Bay Resort At Virgin Islands National Park

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Aug 20, 2018
Editor's note: The Caneel Bay Resort, a private inholding at Virgin Islands National Park, was heavily damaged last fall by back-to-back hurricanes. While the resort's founder, Laurance S. Rockefeller, had intended for the resort to be transferred to ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park reports recent wildland fire activity

International Falls JournalInternational Falls Journal - Sep 6, 2018
Park staff urge all visitors to use extreme caution while having campfires when fire danger level is high in the Borderland region, including Voyageurs National Park. Currently, campfires are still permitted in established fire rings. Please make sure ...  

Banff National Park

Wolf warning issued in Banff National Park after female approaches campers

CTV NewsCTV News - Sep 5, 2018
BANFF, Alta. - A warning is in effect in Banff National Park after a wolf approached campers in a busy campground. Parks Canada ecologist Jesse Whittington says the warning on the Bow Valley Parkway was issued today because a collared wolf entered the ...  

Jasper National Park

Noise call leads to 21-pound pot bust in Jasper National Park

the fitzhughthe fitzhugh - Sep 10, 2018
Mounties in Jasper took 21 pounds of weed off the street after responding to a routine noise complaint last week. RCMP officers were called to the Athabasca Hotel Sept. 6 to deal with a man “yelling and causing a disturbance.” When they arrived, the ...  

Yoho National Park

Hot dry weather forecasted again as Wardle wildfire grows

The Crag and CanyonThe Crag and Canyon - Aug 14, 2018
The one hectare Ottertail wildfire is contained in Yoho National Park and crews are patrolling. The Cross River wildfire south of Kootenay National Park is being managed by BC Wildfire Service. Evacuation and closure updates for this fire can be found ...  

Nairobi National Park

Lions spotted along Magadi Road back in Nairobi park

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - Aug 14, 2018
Speaking to the Star on Tuesday, Communications officer Paul Udoto said their team has confirmed that the cats have since retreated back to the Nairobi National Park after they were spotted in the morning. The lions roamed the area around 6am. ".  

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park hands over 120 indigenous trees to neighbouring village

News24News24 - Sep 14, 2018
As part of its contribution to Arbor Week, the Kruger National Park has handed over 120 indigenous plants to residents of Phameni Village, one of the villages bordering the park. "With the theme 'Forests and Sustainable Cities', the tree handover at ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Wildfire crosses US-Canada border near Waterton Lakes National Park

CBC.caCBC.ca - Sep 8, 2018
High winds and dry conditions fanned the flames of an 1,100-hectare wildfire burning south of Waterton Lakes National Park, pushing the blaze north over the Canada-U.S. border. "The wildfire exhibited extreme fire behaviour and burned most of the basin ...  

Channel Islands National Park

A search for new Channel Islands National Park superintendent likely to be competitive

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Sep 6, 2018
Ethan McKinley was coming back from a trip to the Channel Islands when he got a call asking if he wanted to temporarily manage the offshore national park. He said yes. “Channel Islands National Park has been a dream park of mine for about a decade ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Smoke keeps visitors away from Crater Lake

Bend BulletinBend Bulletin - Sep 15, 2018
Smoke from wildfires has caused problems across Oregon this summer, canceling events and forcing residents indoors. And Oregon's only national park was not immune to the effects. For the second consecutive year, Crater Lake National Park has seen its ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park preparing for prescribed burn

Newscenter1.tvNewscenter1.tv - Sep 14, 2018
Wind Cave National Park is planning a prescribed burn of 676 acres of land surrounding the part. If conditions remain favorable the prescribed burn could occur as early as Oct. 1. The burn area includes dense and open forest, and the park's ...  

Canyonlands National Park

The Armchair Photography Guide To Canyonlands National Park – Island In The Sky

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Aug 21, 2018
This month's column is devoted to an Armchair Photography Guide for Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands is divided into fiur districts, two of which I have visited and one of which I will detail here: Island in the Sky. While I have not stopped at ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

SUU Community Education hosts Weekend Road Trip to Capitol Reef

The Independent | SUindependent.comThe Independent | SUindependent.com - Sep 12, 2018
A trip to Fishlake National Forest, Capitol Reef National Park, the Cathedral Valley, and petroglyph trails are scheduled for Sept. 29 as well as a hike through the Kingston Canyon Trail Sept. 30 before departure back to Cedar City. Participants will ...  

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