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Entrance Fees Creeping Up At Pinnacles National Park

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 7, 2018
Come January 1, it will cost you a little bit more to enter Pinnacles National Park in California, unless you have your national parks pass on your person. Under the plan, the entrance fee for vehicles will increase $5, to $30. Motorcyclists can expect ...  

National Forest


National Forest road in Illinois closed so snakes can keep crossing

Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News - Nov 5, 2018
Officials at Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois decided to keep Snake Road closed until Tuesday so the reptiles and other amphibians can migrate, The Southern Illinoisan of Carbondale reported. The road closes twice a year to vehicle traffic ...  

Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park posts third highest numbers for October

Post RegisterPost Register - Nov 15, 2018
Yellowstone National Park is reporting another uptick in visitors for October. The park logged 218,076 visits during the month, an increase of 2.9 percent over October 2017 and making it the third busiest October on record. “So far in 2018, the park ...  

Grand Canyon National Park


Tiny footprints, big discovery: Reptile tracks oldest ever found in Grand Canyon

Science DailyScience Daily - Nov 8, 2018
Rowland also hopes that the boulder is soon placed in the geology museum at the Grand Canyon National Park for both scientific and interpretive purposes. Meanwhile, Rowland said that the footprints could belong to a reptile species that has never yet ...  

Yosemite National Park


'Entering Burn Area': Yosemite After the Fire

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 5, 2018
A few months ago, in an area near Yosemite National Park, the Ferguson fire raged through the Sierra Nevada mountains, burning 86,000 acres of forest before jumping Highway 41 into the park and scorching another 11,000 acres within its boundaries ...  

Hot Springs National Park


A Day In The Park: Hot Springs National Park

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Oct 23, 2018
Long before thoughts turned to "national parks," a small town in Arkansas known as Hot Springs was drawing visitors desiring to relax in, well, the hot springs there. Today you can still find a good soak in Hot Springs National Park, but there's more ...  

Shenandoah National Park


Shenandoah National Park announces temporary closure of Big Meadows Wayside Area

Augusta Free PressAugusta Free Press - Nov 8, 2018
Shenandoah National Park's concessioner, Delaware North, will begin a comprehensive renovation and rehabilitation of the historic Big Meadows Wayside facility (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) on Nov. 13. The area around the Wayside building, including the ...  

Mount Rainier National Park


Upper Nisqually River Levee Retrofit Environmental Assessment Released for Public Comment
Nisqually Valley News - Nov 1, 2018

... has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts and benefits of a proposal submitted by Pierce County Planning and Public Works to retrofit the upper Nisqually River levee with deflectors in Mount Rainier National Park.  

Everglades National Park


Adapted to the historic water conditions in South Florida, the mind-boggling nesting seasons of these birds first ...

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Oct 10, 2018
From the air, Lori Oberhofer, a wildlife biologist at Everglades National Park, saw colonies so dense the birds appeared to coat the landscape like snow. Walking through the nesting areas themselves would showcase squawking young, the air alive with ...  

Badlands National Park


Judge sentencing veteran takes military service into account
Washington Times - Nov 14, 2018

... the fact he was being sentenced two days after Veterans Day. Thirty-two-year-old Conan Morrison, of Bridger, pleaded guilty last month to vehicular battery after admitting to fleeing from police and crashing his car near Badlands National Park in ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park


Rocky Mountain National Park calls off search for missing hiker for the season

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Nov 2, 2018
Throughout the month, searchers included Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue based in Boulder County, Trans Aero, Northern Colorado Interagency Helitack, ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park


Incidents in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Kaweah CommonwealthKaweah Commonwealth - Sep 11, 2018
Ash Mountain. September 2— A ranger responded to Buckeye Flat Campground for a 33-year-old male who fractured his leg when he slipped and fell at the river. The patient was transported to the hospital by family. —There were multiple bear sightings in ...  

Sequoia National Park


No day-use entry fees at Sequoia National Park this weekend

Bakersfield NowBakersfield Now - Nov 9, 2018
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — In honor of Veterans Day, Sequoia National Forest will waive all day-use fees on Saturday and Sunday. Veterans Day was created to commemorate the end of World War I and pays tribute to the sacrifices made by all ...  

Zion National Park


Explore the ghost town of Grafton, Utah, outside of Zion National Park

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Oct 20, 2018
The ghost town of Grafton, Utah, just south of Zion National Park, might be best recognized today from its appearance in the classic film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The pioneer town...............SUBSCRIBE FOR UNLIMITED ACCESS. 21. Local ...  

Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park “Artist-In-Residence” applications available

KRTV Great Falls NewsKRTV Great Falls News - Nov 1, 2018
West Glacier, MT – Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program. The application period will be open November 1, 2018-January 1, 2019. The Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists focused ...  

Acadia National Park


Acadia National Park seeks 2019 artists-in-residence
The Ellsworth American - Oct 30, 2018

BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service invites accomplished professional artists, writers and others to apply for one of eight opportunities with the 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program. The last day to apply online is Monday, Dec. 31. “We want people to ...  

Arches National Park


TRAVEL: Explore a Colorful Landscape and Amazing Rock Formations at Arches National Park

ThisisRenoThisisReno - Nov 1, 2018
It's a bit of a drive from Reno — around 700 miles — but Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, is worth it. My husband and I spent a few days in October hiking around the park's red stone arches as part of a longer road trip through Nevada and Utah.  

Big Bend National Park


Owner of Dallas' Celebration Restaurant falls to his death in Big Bend National Park

Dallas NewsDallas News - Nov 9, 2018
Updated at 6:57 p.m.: Revised throughout with additional details. A longtime Dallas restaurateur fell to his death Wednesday in Big Bend National Park, authorities say. Ed Lowe(Celebration Restaurant). Ed Lowe. (Celebration Restaurant). Ed Lowe, 69 ...  

Death Valley National Park


Devils Hole Pupfish Population At Death Valley National Park Nears 200

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Oct 11, 2018
“We are not out of the woods, but this is a good step in the continued recovery efforts for this fish,” said Kevin Wilson, aquatic ecologist for Death Valley National Park. For decades, scientists counted about 200 Devils Hole pupfish in the spring and ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park


Why Bryce Canyon National Park Should Be #1 on Your Bucket List

vivaglammagazine.comvivaglammagazine.com - Nov 9, 2018
If you are dreaming of a place that is awash in reds, oranges and yellows, Bryce Canyon National Park is the place for you! Located in southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon is known for its distinctive rock formations, lakes, rivers and spectacular colors!  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Watershed Restoration Scheduled For Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Dredging TodayNational Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 9, 2018
A contract has been signed for ecosystem restoration in the Stanford Run Watershed at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the $425,000 contract to Ryba Marine Construction Co., for the project near ...  

Denali National Park


Denali National Park and Preserve

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Oct 19, 2018
The Denali Park Road is closed at Igloo Campground (mile 34) due to a debris slide near mile 38. Travel beyond Igloo Campground is restricted for all traffic, pedestrians and bicycles until further notice. This section of the park road is same the ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park


National Parks of Eastern NC Hires New Chief

Coastal Review OnlineCoastal Review Online - Nov 8, 2018
She moved to Key West in 2010 to become the fishery biologist for Dry Tortugas National Park, where she successfully implemented the Science Plan for their Research Natural Area. For the past three years, she has been a National Park Service marine ...  

Glacier Bay National Park


National park posts skin-crawling photo of spiders for Halloween

fox8.comfox8.com - Oct 31, 2018
GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE, Alaska – At first glance it could be a cute dog's fluffiness under a door, or maybe the fur on a jacket hood? Nope, it's spiders. Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve posted the photo to Facebook, ...  

Glacier Bay National Park


National park posts skin-crawling photo of spiders for Halloween

fox8.comfox8.com - Oct 31, 2018
GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE, Alaska – At first glance it could be a cute dog's fluffiness under a door, or maybe the fur on a jacket hood? Nope, it's spiders. Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve posted the photo to Facebook, ...  

Grand Teton National Park


Great Basin National Park


Turning Down The Lights At Great Basin National Park
National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Oct 21, 2018

It's really dark where I'm standing--so dark that I'm fumbling with pen and notebook to jot down the amazed comments of the folks next to me: “Cool!” “Oh wow!” “Fantastic!” No, we're not inside Lehman Cave, where rangers like to turn off the lights for ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park


Great Sand Dunes National Park Stars In Gregory Alan Isakov's Video For 'San Luis'

NPRNPR - Oct 17, 2018
Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov's new album, Evening Machines, showcases his emotionally evocative songwriting style; rich in narrative detail and beautifully contemplative. Isakov was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He and his family ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Stargazing Party Scheduled For Saturday At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 15, 2018

A stargazing party is planned for Saturday night in Cades Cove at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “National park areas often offer a wonderful opportunity to stargaze,” said Superintendent Cassius Cash. “Parks across the country monitor and manage ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park


Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America's lands

Texas TribuneTexas Tribune - Nov 13, 2018
Now it is proposing to open nearly 86,000 additional acres — about the size of the nearby Guadalupe Mountains National Park — to development, including oil and gas. As justification, the BLM cited a 2017 executive order from President Donald Trump to ...  

Haleakala National Park


Haleakala National Park needs volunteers to remove invasive plants

Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now - Nov 10, 2018
The one-year pass covers admission to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Site, and Haleakala National Park. Volunteers will also receive a volunteer t-shirt. The next volunteer project is set for Nov. 17. The deadline ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


A month after reopening, national park seeing daily visitor numbers 'on par' with those from this time last year
Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Oct 23, 2018

Monday marked the one-month anniversary since the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and business seems steady. Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said the number of visitors to the park consistently has remained at about 2,000 visitors ...  

Isle Royale National Park


Is Bringing New Wolves to Isle Royale National Park "Restocking the Zoo"?
Sierra Magazine - Nov 2, 2018

Case in point: the spring 2018 decision by the National Park Service to reintroduce up to 30 wolves into Michigan's Isle Royale National Park over a five-year span so the population there can survive. For nearly 70 years, Isle Royale—a 132,000-acre ...  

Joshua Tree National Park


Joshua Tree National Park: Into the wild, hours from LA

Washington PostWashington Post - Oct 11, 2018
So I think I know the answer to the questions I brought with me to Joshua Tree National Park that Sunday morning. Can a person find isolation, silence and beauty in a visit measured in hours? Is it possible to experience a national park's wildness in ...  

Katmai National Park


This is the very fattest bear in Katmai National Park

VoxVox - Oct 10, 2018
Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska wanted the public to weigh in on a very important question: Which of the park's fat brown bears has gotten the fattest after a summer of nearly nonstop gorging on salmon? Was it Bear 747, who this year truly ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park


30 Landscapes You Won't Believe Are in the US

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Oct 16, 2018
Alaska is home to more than 3 million lakes, but we have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to Bear Lake. Located in the Kenai Fjords National Park, the site stands out for its massive glaciers, year-round water sports (kayaking, ice skating, dog ...  

Lake Clark National Park


Lassen Volcanic National Park


Lassen Park admission free on Sunday

Chico Enterprise-RecordChico Enterprise-Record - Nov 10, 2018
LASSEN PARK — Admission to Lassen Volcanic National Park and all national parks will be free Sunday in observance of Veterans Day. The season has been unusually dry at Lassen Park. The park highway and roads are open and have yet to receive ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park


Mammoth Cave National Park Offering Free Tours on Veterans Day

WKMSWKMS - Nov 9, 2018
Mammoth Cave National Park is holding four outings limited to 70 people each on Sunday. Each group will go on a 75-minute walk through the cave while learning about the site's history. Visitors need to pick up their pass at the cave's visitor center ...  

Mesa Verde National Park


North Cascades National Park


Olympic National Park


Parks mark Veterans Day with free admission | Peninsula Daily News

KTTSPeninsula Daily News - Nov 9, 2018
Day-use entrance fees will be waived Sunday at state parks and Olympic National Park in celebration of Veterans Day.  

Petrified Forest National Park


Why national parks accessibility matters
National Geographic - Oct 29, 2018

A girl walks the one-mile trail along Blue Mesa Road in Petrified Forest National Park, where visitors must pay $20 per car to enter. Though some national parks remain free to enter, many—including the more popular parks—charge fees that could be a ...  

Redwood National Park


Happy Birthday, Redwood National Park

North Coast Journal (blog)North Coast Journal (blog) - Oct 12, 2018
Speakers at the event represented the coalition of advocates for protecting and restoring the redwoods, including Redwood National Park Superintendent Steve Mietz, District Supervisor of Northwestern California State Parks Victor Bjelajac and Save the ...  

Saguaro National Park


Drive-Thru Geology, Full Moon Walks and Petanque in the Park,

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Nov 14, 2018
The Plants Tell All — Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road. A 1.5 mile moderate walk with a park naturalist to learn the secrets of what ties the plants and animals together. Suitable footwear, hat and water required. 9:45-11:45 a.m. Nov. 24.  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park


Environmental groups appeal PSC's decision on oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

KFYR-TVKFYR-TV - Nov 13, 2018
Dakota Resource Council and Environmental Law and Policy Center are taking their battle over a crude oil refinery near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to court according to court records. The appeal says the Public Service Commission didn't give ...  

Virgin Islands National Park


Two dozen race in Maho Bay during Paddle the Park

Virgin Islands Daily NewsVirgin Islands Daily News - Nov 5, 2018
After a one-year absence due to the hurricanes, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's Paddle the Park standup paddleboard races returned to St. John's Maho Bay Beach on Sunday, with races over three different courses. Two dozen paddleboarders ...  

Voyageurs National Park


Looking Back: New red, white, blue border facility nears completion

International Falls JournalInternational Falls Journal - Nov 13, 2018
A new study released by a National Park Service watchdog group says that national parks are an economic boon to the communities they are located near. According to the National Parks Conservation Association, Voyageurs National Park played host to ...  

Banff National Park


Jasper National Park


Jasper National Park expands east gate entrance on Yellowhead Highway
Globalnews.ca - Oct 23, 2018

The east gates to Jasper National Park are the area's busiest access point, seeing around 900,000 vehicles come through each year and that can cause major backups on the highway just past Hinton, Alta. But that's all about to change thanks to ...  

Yoho National Park


Grizzly eats research mountain goat

Rocky Mountain OutlookRocky Mountain Outlook - Nov 8, 2018
LAKE LOUISE – A nanny mountain goat fitted with a GPS collar for research purposes in Yoho National Park was apparently killed and eaten by a grizzly bear. While there was evidence at the site that a grizzly bear had eaten the mountain goat, it can't ...  

Nairobi National Park


Kenya: Visit the Nairobi National Park, Kenya
AllAfrica.com - Nov 8, 2018

Nairobi national park, also known as Kifaru Ark meaning "Rhinoceros Sanctuary", is one of Kenya's rhinoceros sanctuaries. The national park is the first park in Kenya which was established in 1946. The park is located seven kilometres south of the ...  

Kruger National Park


SANParks hails 'huge victory' as rhino poacher jailed for 33 years

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Nov 12, 2018
Pretoria - The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Monday welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 33 years in prison, by the Skukuza Regional Court in the Kruger National Park. "Patrick Nkuna was arrested in 2015 in the Kruger ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park


Blackfeet Nation works to restore bison on the Rocky Mountain Front

KBZK Bozeman NewsKBZK Bozeman News - Nov 4, 2018
The Tribe is working closely with Glacier National Park and a handful of State, Federal, and Canadian agencies to allow bison free passage between Glacier, Waterton Lakes National Park, and tribal lands on both sides of the border. “Everybody's working ...  

Channel Islands National Park


Everything you need to know about visiting the Channel Islands

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Oct 10, 2018
But such natural abundance that they've been clichéd into the moniker “America's Galapagos.” Not that they need the branding help. Five of the eight islands make up Channel Islands National Park, which receives upwards of 380,000 visits per year.  

Crater Lake National Park


PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED FOR CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK

kqennewsradio.comkqennewsradio.com - Nov 1, 2018
November 1, 2018 10:05 a.m.. Crater Lake National Park will conduct prescribed pile burning along the North Entrance Road and Highway 62 in the coming days. Ed Waldron from the National Park Service said fire crews will ignite the piles when conditions ...  

Wind Cave National Park


Canyonlands National Park


Capitol Reef National Park


Sojourning through the national parks of southern Utah
Charleston Post Courier - Nov 3, 2018

Capitol Reef National Park is a 70-mile, 250,000-acre swath of otherworldly terrain in Utah's slickrock country. It boasts a variety of habitats, including perennial streams, juniper-pinyon pine, rock cliffs and dry washes, that accommodate ...  

 
 
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