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National Park Fees Waived On Some April Weekends

CBS LocalCBS Local - Apr 13, 2017
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – National Park fees will be waived for some some weekend in April. As part of National Parks Week, all parks, monuments, and historic sites will be free to visitors the weekends of April 15 and 16, as well as 22 ...  

National Forest

National Forest work to include Dutch Hill revival

Brattleboro ReformerBrattleboro Reformer - Apr 14, 2017
David Francomb, Manchester District ranger for the Green Mountain National Forest, said several other projects among those planned over a five- to seven-year period also are expected to begin this year. Those include putting out to bid sales of timber ...  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone investigation finds inappropriate conduct toward female workers
Helena Independent Record - Apr 13, 2017

Don Adams, of Winchester, Va., photographs the Roosevelt Arch at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A seven-month investigation into sexual harassment within Yellowstone's maintenance division released today revealed evidence of ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon North Rim lodge opening delayed because of broken water pipe

AZCentral.comAZCentral.com - Apr 14, 2017
A rock slide caused by a winter storm took out 300 feet of an aging pipe, the North Rim's sole source of fresh water, according to Grand Canyon National Park officials. It will take 45 days to repair the damage and the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim won ...  

Yosemite National Park

Report shows visitor spending supports 7883 jobs in local economy

Sierra Sun TimesSierra Sun Times - Apr 21, 2017
April 21, 2017 - Yosemite National Park, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,028,868 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2016 spent $520,629,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 7883 jobs in the local area ...  

Hot Springs National Park

5 fun ways to celebrate National Park Week

Brainerd DispatchBrainerd Dispatch - Apr 9, 2017
On April 23, dozens of parks, including Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Shenandoah National Park, Capulin Volcano National Monument, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Prince William Forest Park, Hot Springs National Park, and park partners ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National to celebrate National Park Week
The Daily Progress - Apr 12, 2017

WAYNESBORO – Shenandoah National Park will host several events from Saturday to April 23 as part of a celebration for National Park Week. Entrance fees will be waived for all national park sites, including Shenandoah National on April 15-16 and April ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Verizon Expands Coverage to Ashford, Mount Rainier National Park Entrance
Centralia Chronicle - Apr 22, 2017

Verizon customers in the town of Ashford just outside Mount Rainier National Park now have the capability to utilize Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service for the first time due to newly-installed cell sites. “For the first time, customers in Ashford can now ...  

Everglades National Park

Headsweats Kicks Off National Park Week With New Designs

SGB Media (press release) (subscription) (blog)SGB Media (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Apr 17, 2017
The public is invited to vote on the next park design to be included in the lineup, with options featuring Everglades National Park, Yosemite National Park, Katmai National Park and Preserve and Grand Canyon National Park. Those who participate in the ...  

Badlands National Park

Plan an adventure in Badlands National Park

Scouting MagazineScouting Magazine - Apr 13, 2017
Within the 244,000-acre park is the sprawling 64,144-acre Badlands Wilderness Area. This special place represents the largest expanse of protected prairie ecosystem in the United States, where strangely eroded hills and gullies alternate with a rolling ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opens to ...

FOX31 DenverFOX31 Denver - Apr 17, 2017
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- Trail Ridge Road is open to bicyclists and pedestrians but is not expected to open for vehicles until next month, ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Federal official retires amid allegations she shielded her husband in Yosemite harassment scandal

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Oct 3, 2016
Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, will also become acting superintendent of Yosemite, beginning in mid-October the agency announced. “His roles will include achieving reconciliation among staffers and making sure ...  

Sequoia National Park

Turkish cooking, discovering Sequoia National Park and more
Los Angeles Times - Apr 9, 2017

TURKEY. Presentation. Angie Brenner will discuss her new cookbook, “Tree of Life — Turkish Home Cooking,” inspired by her travels in Turkey. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Promoted stories from ...  

Zion National Park

Why Zion National Park is One of the Most Beautiful Places in the US

Resource MagazineResource Magazine - Apr 21, 2017
As Zion National Park in Utah approaches its 100th birthday, it continues to pride itself on being the 5th most visited National Park in the United States. If you have ever set foot on this land outside of Hurrican, Utah, then you know why it is so ...  

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park superintendent to give presentation

KPAX-TVDaily Inter Lake - Apr 18, 2017
Glacier National Park Conservancy Director of Development Nikki Eisinger will join in the presentation to share an overview of park projects supported by philanthropy for the 2016 National Park Service centennial, and a look forward at priority ...  

Acadia National Park

1-minute hike: Dorr Mountain in Acadia National Park

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Apr 11, 2017
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. At 1,270 feet above sea level, Dorr Mountain is the third tallest mountain on Mount Desert Island. Multiple trails lead to its top, including the Ladder Trail, which includes rungs and metal ladders, making it an ...  

Arches National Park

Arches National Park issues new travel delay warnings as road construction continues

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Apr 6, 2017
(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune File Photo) A long line of visitors stretches out along the sandstone as people make the three-mile round trip to one of Utah's most famous icons, the famed Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in late May 2013.  

Big Bend National Park

Why you should savor Big Bend National Park like a fine red wine

Dallas NewsDallas News - Apr 14, 2017
Stark and desolate, Big Bend National Park features an amalgamation of Chihuahuan Desert flats and the crags of the Chisos Mountains. Some may find the austere landscape underwhelming at first blush. But as my wife and I discovered on a springtime ...  

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park releases 'Death Valley Explorer Episode 2'
Ridgecrest Daily Independent - Apr 13, 2017

Death Valley National Park — A video entitled Ghost of Water has just been released by Death Valley National Park. This is the second episode of the Death Valley Explorer series. Rio Tinto donated $50,000 to produce a documentary video series designed ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature up close: Bryce Canyon National Park
CBS News - Apr 5, 2017

By “Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg. “A hell of a place to lose a cow!” That's what early pioneer Ebenezer Bryce said about Bryce Canyon. I have to admit geology isn't my favorite science. I agree with Sheldon Cooper from the ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Open house set for Cuyahoga Valley National Park's new visitor ...

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Apr 20, 2017
An open house is planned for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's new $5.9 million state-of-the-art visitor center. The event is April 24 from 3-6 p.m. at the ...  

Denali National Park

Climbing season begins at Denali National Park

KTUU.comKTUU.com - Apr 13, 2017
TALKEETNA, Alaska (KTUU) - More than 800 mountain climbers have so far registered with Denali National Park for the upcoming climbing season, with the first summit attempt of the year already underway. According to park spokeswoman Maureen ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

Free and cheap events in Miami this weekend

Miami.comMiami.com - Apr 11, 2017
This means that visitors can take a look at the crocodiles, alligators, birds and invading pythons of the Everglades for free or head to the Dry Tortugas national park in Key West. Just remember, admission into Miami's second national park, Biscayne ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

UnCruise Adventures adds ship in Alaska
USA TODAY - Apr 12, 2017

The company will offer more visits to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, and it's adding the adventure outpost of Haines to half of itineraries. A full day of activities in Haines will include a float trip down the Chilkat River (on most itineraries ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

UnCruise Adventures adds ship in Alaska
USA TODAY - Apr 12, 2017

The company will offer more visits to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, and it's adding the adventure outpost of Haines to half of itineraries. A full day of activities in Haines will include a float trip down the Chilkat River (on most itineraries ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park has $597 million local impact

LocalNews8.comLocalNews8.com - Apr 21, 2017
Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela said, "In 2016 park staff and the global park community welcomed over 3.3 million recreational visitors to Grand Teton National Park. Visitors from around the world experienced all that this majestic ...  

Great Basin National Park

Tourism to Great Basin National Park creates 8.9 million in economic benefits

Elko Daily Free PressElko Daily Free Press - Apr 21, 2017
BAKER – A new National Park Service report shows that 144,847 visitors to Great Basin National Park in 2016 spent $8.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 122 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

A weekend in the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colo.

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Mar 29, 2017
Trip tips: The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a secret spot in south central Colorado to play among the highest sand dunes in North America (30 square miles of dunes). It's a photographers paradise of shadows and stunning sunsets. Sands in spring ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park starts last parkway work

New York Daily NewsMinneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 21, 2017
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating the start of the final paving project in the Foothills Parkway. A park news release says an event Thursday commemorated the start of the last initiative for the uncompleted 16-mile section of road ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Forget Houston's Hustle and Bustle: Head West With Paintings by Mary Baxter

Houston PressHouston Press - Apr 17, 2017
Baxter does play with her oils. In some paintings (the small study for Guadalupe Mountains National Park n. 3), the paint is applied so thickly it rises up from the linen panel; in others (Prickly Pear on a Hillside) the oil is allowed to run like ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala ranger criticized for cultural insensitivity
Hawaii News Now - Mar 27, 2017

A Haleakala National Park ranger and a teacher from an Oahu public charter school got into a heated argument over cultural practice conflicting with park safety, and a video of the recent exchange is going viral on social media. Kumu Imaikalani ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosts 37th Cultural Festival
Travel Weekly - Apr 21, 2017

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has booked July 8 for its Hawaiian Cultural Festival, which is celebrating its 37th year. The interactive festival brings to life authentic Hawaiian cultural practices and traditions, and demonstrates the deep connection ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Lake Superior lighthouse will open to the public after restoration

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Mar 27, 2017
The Rock of Ages Lighthouse has greeted visitors approaching Isle Royale National Park since 1908, but it's been nearly 40 years since a lightkeeper cared for it. Although the bones of the structure are in good shape, the lighthouse's interior needs ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Feds: Hydropower project by Joshua Tree National Park won't hurt ...

The HillThe Hill - Apr 21, 2017
Federal officials have determined a proposed hydropower project near Joshua Tree National Park won't harm the environment. The Bureau of Land ...  

Katmai National Park

Katmai NP seeking designs for 2017 Brooks Camp bear pin

KDLGKDLG - Mar 28, 2017
KDLG: This spring, the staff at Katmai National Park and Preserve are reaching out to the public for submissions on the 2017 Brooks Camp bear pin design. Bear pins are given out by rangers at Brooks Camp upon completion of a mandatory bear etiquette ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Assembly resolution supports 'steady stream' of resources for national parks
Kenai Peninsula Online - Mar 28, 2017

About $6.5 million was in the Kenai Fjords National Park, $12 million in Katmai National Park and Preserve and about $1.5 million in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, which lies partially in the borough on the west side of Cook Inlet. Deferred ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Murkowski hopes to revive her ambitious, bipartisan energy bill with new legislation

Alaska Dispatch NewsAlaska Dispatch News - Apr 11, 2017
S. 213: The bill would name a portion of wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve the "Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Area," after the fourth governor of Alaska. S. 214: The bill authorizes expansion of a hydroelectric project at Terror ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park highlights National Park Week and spring road opening begins
Red Bluff Daily News - Apr 18, 2017

Welcome spring with a visit to Lassen Volcanic National Park or any other national park during National Park Week, April 15-23. “Spring skiing and snowshoeing at Lassen Volcanic National Park are wonderful ways to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Green River, Nolin River reopen in Mammoth Cave National Park

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - Apr 14, 2017
Green River and Nolin River within Mammoth Cave National Park have reopened to river users following completion of the demolition of Lock & Dam No. 6 near Brownsville, by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. River access ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

My family found Mesa Verde National Park's quieter side at Wetherill Mesa's cliff dwellings

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Mar 29, 2017
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK — The corncob impression in the sandstone floor looked just like the one left in the butter at our family dinner the night before. I looked up from my study of its rows of kernels to caution my daughters, who were clambering ...  

North Cascades National Park

Nearly 1 million visitors stopped by North Cascades park complex in 2016

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Apr 6, 2017
Nearly 1 million visitors stopped by North Cascades park complex in 2016. Originally published April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am Updated April 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm. There were 979,578 visitors to the North Cascades National Park Service Complex during the ...  

Olympic National Park

Search continues in Olympic National Park for missing Port ...

Peninsula Daily NewsPeninsula Daily News - Apr 13, 2017
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The search for a 22-year-old Port Townsend man reported missing along the Sol Duc River continues, an Olympic National Park ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Celebrate public-private partnership to restore visitor center at Petrified Forest National Park – April 19

White Mountain IndependentWhite Mountain Independent - Apr 14, 2017
According to a December 2016 Government Accounting Office report, in 2015 over $10 billion of the backlog repairs were needed at NPS sites that are more than forty years old – like Petrified Forest National Park. Dedicated in 1962 and completed in 1965 ...  

Redwood National Park

12 months, 12 national parks: Mark Woods describes journey at Word of South

Tallahassee.comTallahassee.com - Apr 9, 2017
He then answers: Redwood National Park in California and the Grand Canyon. “Redwood, because it's the first park I went to when I was about nine years old. I took my daughter there when she was about nine years old, and it turns out it was the last ...  

Saguaro National Park

Record Numbers Visit Saguaro National Park, Mirroring National Trend

Arizona Public MediaArizona Public Media - Apr 20, 2017
The country's national parks drew record 331 million visitors last year, pumping almost $35 billion into the economy, and Arizona's parks followed that trend, according to new data from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Visits to Saguaro National ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Special activities planned at Theodore Roosevelt National Park next two weekends

The Dickinson PressThe Dickinson Press - Apr 15, 2017
MEDORA — Theodore Roosevelt National Park is starting to show signs of spring with birds chirping, bison calves being born and the plants beginning to bloom. Visitors to the park can experience all of those things for free over the next two weekends.  

Virgin Islands National Park

Get Out and Enjoy National Park Week

The White House (blog)The White House (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
From War in the Pacific National Park in the U.S. Territory of Guam to the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, the National Park Service oversees 417 parks, recreation areas, and historic sites spanning twelve time zones and nearly 9,500 miles. Saturday ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Theodore Roosevelt and Voyageurs national parks offer greatly different outdoors experiences within a similar ...

Grand Forks HeraldGrand Forks Herald - Apr 7, 2017
"Voyageurs is a park that takes a little more work to figure out how to explore," said Christina Hausman, executive director of the Voyageurs National Park Association in Minneapolis. "It's not the kind of park where you pull up in your car and drive ...  

Banff National Park

Toronto model fined for setting off stink bomb in Banff National Park

Calgary SunCalgary Sun - Apr 12, 2017
Toronto resident Krystal Mary Robertson was fined $700 Wednesday for inadvertently setting off a stink bomb in Banff National Park, clearing out a café. Robertson, 31, pleaded guilty to a charge under the Canada National Parks Act of behaving in a ...  

Jasper National Park

'Mosque' spray-painted on Jasper outhouses 'not very Canadian': Parks Canada

630ched.com630ched.com - Apr 20, 2017
Tyler Johnstone, 28, was driving on Highway 16 through Jasper National Park on Wednesday when he spotted the word “mosque” spray painted in bright yellow on the side of an outhouse in a rest area. He drove past the vandalism, but what he saw bothered ...  

Yoho National Park

Walk on the wild side in Yoho National Park
Western Producer (subscription) - Apr 20, 2017

Fed by glacial meltwater high above, Takakkaw Falls is the most famous landmark of British Columbia's Yoho National Park, yet getting there is an easy 10-minute stroll from the end of the paved road. Yoho is a Cree word expressing awe and wonder.  

Nairobi National Park

SGR may push past Nairobi National Park to Oloolua forest

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - Mar 22, 2017
A wildlife society has raised concerns that the proposed SGR to Naivasha may extend beyond Nairobi National Park to other critical ecosystems. East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS) said beacons and demarcations were found in Oloolua forest during a ...  

Kruger National Park

Lion at Kruger National Park puts on a roaring demonstration; video

GrindTVGrindTV - Apr 20, 2017
A couple on a nighttime safari at Kruger National Park was treated to the amazing sight and sound of a lion giving its best guttural roar while lying on the side of the road in the famous park in South Africa. “We spotted this lion on a night drive ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Motorized boats banned from Waterton Lakes National Park

CTV NewsCTV News - Mar 16, 2017
WATERTON, Alta. -- Parks Canada is banning motorized watercraft in Waterton Lakes National Park to try to prevent the spread of invasive mussels. Canoes, kayaks and other hand-launched watercraft will still be allowed, although owners will have to ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Help clean beaches on Earth Day | www.thecamarilloacorn.com ...
Camarillo Acorn - Apr 14, 2017

Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate Earth Day with a beach cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 22 at Ventura Harbor.  

Crater Lake National Park

Digging out the roads at Crater Lake could take a while this year ...

Mail TribuneMail Tribune - Apr 17, 2017
Winter snowfall at Crater Lake National Park is only slightly above the long-term average this year, but it figures to create problems for visitors and road ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park completes first phase of elk research project

KotatvKotatv - Apr 2, 2017
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, SD (KOTA TV) - The first phase of a multi-year research project to reduce the prevalence rate of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) found in the elk population at Wind Cave National Park was recently completed. CWD is a ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, UT for Photos, Hiking, and Incredible Sunsets

seattlepi.comseattlepi.com - Mar 30, 2017
Canyonlands is easily in my top three favorite destinations. I was making a long solo trip from Vancouver, BC to Austin, TX and figured I couldn't basically pass through the park without stopping, so I did. Damn, was I happy about my decision. I always ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

New guide for the 'Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park'

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Apr 12, 2017
Capitol Reef National Park offers some of Utah's best and easiest day hikes. Whether trekking to Hickman Bridge, enjoying a stroll in Capitol Gorge or climbing up to Cassidy Arch, there are numerous possibilities. For newcomers to Capitol Reef or those ...  

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