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4000-ton rockslide at Yosemite National Park blocks entrance

CBS NewsCBS News - Jun 14, 2017
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- A large rockslide has blocked one of the main roads into Yosemite National Park that will remain closed at least through the weekend, an official said Tuesday. About 4,000 tons of rock detached from a cliff on Monday, ...  

National Forest

Free-spirited Rainbow Gathering is heading to Oregon's Malheur ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jun 16, 2017
In early July, as many as 30,000 campers will converge at Oregon's Malheur National Forest for the annual Rainbow Gathering, a counterculture event that ...  

Yellowstone National Park

Kayak guide dies while trying to rescue Yellowstone park visitor

CBS NewsCBS News - Jun 16, 2017
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. -- A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who capsized on Yellowstone Lake. Timothy Hayden Ryan Conant, 23, of Salt Lake City died ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park rangers search for missing hiker

Grand Canyon NewsArizona Daily Sun - Jun 14, 2017
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park rangers are searching the park's backcountry for a missing California hiker. Park spokeswoman Emily Davis says air and ground crews are looking for 72-year-old Raafat "Ralph" ...  

Yosemite National Park

4000-ton rockslide at Yosemite National Park blocks entrance

CBS NewsCBS News - Jun 14, 2017
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- A large rockslide has blocked one of the main roads into Yosemite National Park that will remain closed at least through the weekend, an official said Tuesday. About 4,000 tons of rock detached from a cliff on Monday, ...  

Hot Springs National Park

HSNP listed as state's 'most Instagrammed'

Hot Springs SentinelHot Springs Sentinel - May 31, 2017
Hot Springs National Park recently placed 44th on a list of the 470 most-hashtagged destinations in the world as compiled by TravelBird, an online travel company based in The Netherlands. In the United States, Hot Springs National Park placed 20th on ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Get into Shenandoah National Park for free

The Charlottesville NewsplexThe Charlottesville Newsplex - Jun 14, 2017
(NEWSPLEX) -- People who go to visit the Shenandoah National Park on Saturday will be able to get in for free. The park has waived entrance fees for all park visitors in honor of Park Neighbor Day, which is an annual event held to honor the people who ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier may soon be alive with sound of cellphones

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Jun 6, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park may soon have a cellphone facility, if Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T and some users get their way. In an environmental review, the National Park Service outlines the options.  

Everglades National Park

Everglades lodging, gone since 2005, coming back to Flamingo. Thank you for your patience.

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - Jun 2, 2017
A decade after a hurricane destroyed the crude but beloved old lodgings at Flamingo, Everglades National Park is ready to rebuild. On Friday, park officials announced the selection of a Virginia-based hospitality company to build at least 24 cottages ...  

Badlands National Park

Book shares beauty of the Badlands

Bismarck TribuneBismarck Tribune - Jun 4, 2017
While South Dakota's Badlands National Park gets the front cover, North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park gets the title page and back cover. This is Haney's second book of Badlands photos, but unlike the first coffee table-sized hardcover, ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Fuel reduction work continues at Rocky Mountain National Park
Loveland Reporter-Herald - Jun 18, 2017

ESTES PARK — Rocky Mountain National Park is continuing work to reduce hazardous fuels in an effort to manage wildfire near structures and communities. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said in a press release that work this summer will focus on 350 ...  

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

Third river fatality this year at Sequoia National Park

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jun 18, 2017
A 26-year-old woman has died after falling into a creek in Sequoia National Park, the third drowning in the park this year, authorities said Sunday. The incident ...  

Zion National Park

Local students experience milestone moment at Zion National Park
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jun 12, 2017

Faith Francis, 10, left, gets help from Park Ranger Gustava Hoskins with pinning her Junior Ranger badge on her shirt at Zion National Park during the "1 Million African American Youth In A Park" program, Saturday, June 10, 2017. One hundred ...  

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park maintenance backlog drops

Great Falls TribuneGreat Falls Tribune - Jun 11, 2017
KALISPELL — Glacier National Park's maintenance backlog has dropped by $31 million over the last year, according to a report by the National Park Service. The various maintenance projects in Glacier that have been put off or delayed — collectively ...  

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park trails work takes a crew with special skills

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Jun 13, 2017
Part of Acadia National Park trails work includes searching the woods for boulders and then cutting them to fashion stone steps for a staircase, a wall or decorative cap to a culvert. In order to avoid dragging the rocks and damaging sensitive habitat ...  

Arches National Park

Sharing a Sunset at Arches National Park

Pacific StandardPacific Standard - May 31, 2017
Delicate Arch is the most famous rock formation in Arches National Park—and, almost certainly, in the entire state of Utah. It's been frequented by travelers for over a century—decades before some of the park's other arches were officially identified ...  

Big Bend National Park

Woman Dies at Big Bend National Park as Heat Wave Hits Texas

Wide Open CountryWide Open Country - Jun 20, 2017
A woman died while hiking in Big Bend National Park over the weekend as temperatures across Texas climbed over 110 degrees.  

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park to Upgrade Guest Experience

TravelPulseTravelPulse - Jun 15, 2017
Death Valley National Park's iconic Furnace Creek Inn and Furnace Creek Ranch are getting an upgrade. Xanterra Parks & Resorts—which manages both properties as well as the golf course and RV park—will be dedicating millions to upgrade the ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Ruby's Inn Raises Over $700000 for Bryce Canyon National Park

St George NewsSt George News - Jun 17, 2017
BRYCE CANYON CITY (PRNewswire) – Over the past 13 years, Ruby's Inn has raised $700,000 for the Bryce Canyon National History Association through its “Dollar Check-Off” program. The program allows guests to give back while visiting the famous Bryce ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

'Treasure' unearthed by 'Questing' in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Twinsburg Bulletin - Jun 7, 2017

More than 20 quests let you explore locations within Cuyahoga Valley National Park; another 20 feature partner locations within the Ohio & Erie Canalway. The annual questing season extends from April 15 to Nov. 15. You can pick up clues at Boston Mills ...  

Denali National Park

Watch: Wolf and 'really lazy' brown bear tiff over lunch in Denali ...

Alaska Dispatch NewsAlaska Dispatch News - Jun 16, 2017
Plus, a wildlife biologist explains the bear's sleepy behavior.  

Dry Tortugas National Park

New digs for Cleatus, the famously lonesome croc of the Dry Tortugas

Earth TouchEarth Touch - May 22, 2017
The managers of Dry Tortugas National Park – among the most geographically isolated parks in the United States – decided to remove the roughly nine-foot-long American crocodile from his chosen abode on Garden Key due to safety concerns. The reptile ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

The Powerful Story Behind Glacier Bay National Park's New Totem Poles
Smithsonian - May 30, 2017

At Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the glory of nature is on display. The park is packed with 3.3 million acres of glaciers, wildflowers and water. But the area's indigenous people haven't always been celebrated. As National Parks Traveler ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

The Powerful Story Behind Glacier Bay National Park's New Totem Poles
Smithsonian - May 30, 2017

At Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the glory of nature is on display. The park is packed with 3.3 million acres of glaciers, wildflowers and water. But the area's indigenous people haven't always been celebrated. As National Parks Traveler ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Foundation Sets Priorities for Grand Teton National Park
U.S. News & World Report - May 28, 2017

Foundation Sets Priorities for Grand Teton National Park. The president of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation says its next priorities include the cultural preservation of the Mormon Row area and improving public access to the Snake River. May 28 ...  

Great Basin National Park

Monuments must be protected
Las Vegas Sun - Jun 11, 2017

Great Basin National Park is a perfect example of the importance of preservation in our home state. Great Basin actually began as a national monument; in 1922, the Lehman Caves National Monument was created, and then was incorporated into the Great ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Natural phenomenon creates awesome waterslide at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Jun 13, 2017
A recent video from the National Park Service explains the phenomenon, called surge flow, which occurs when melting snow from the creek's nearby peaks cascades down onto the sand ridges, causing the sand to create underwater ridges which in turn ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

'Smokies Chronicle' honors a year in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - Jun 9, 2017
ASHEVLLE – After retiring as Warren Wilson College communications director in 2015, Ben Anderson pondered on the meaning of life. It turned out to be hiking trails. In particular, the rough and remote trails of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

So Many Wonders… So Little Time…

Voice of AmericaVoice of America - May 24, 2017
Mikah wrapped up his adventures in Texas with a visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas, which stretches into the state of New Mexico. Just as he did in the Chisos Mountains, Mikah hiked to Guadalupe Peak, at 2666 meters, the highest ...  

Haleakala National Park

Park Service analyzes Maui Haleakala sunrise reservations

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Jun 16, 2017
FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, people gather ahead of the sunrise on the summit of Haleakala volcano in Haleakala National Park on Hawaii's island of Maui. The National Park Service is studying whether to... (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File) More ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fees to increase

Big Island NowHawaii News Now - May 26, 2017
Beginning June 1, admission fees to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will go up to $25 per vehicle per car. The fee for bicyclists and pedestrians entering the park will jump to $12 from $10, and motorcyclists will pay $20. The per-vehicle fee covers ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Cheaha State Park one of 10 parks receiving national honor

Gadsden TimesGadsden Times - Jun 13, 2017
... Knob Noster, Missouri; New River Gorge National River, Glen Jean, West Virginia; Isle Royale National Park, Houghton, Michigan; Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, Arizona; Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, Washington; Shenandoah National Park, ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Dear Tourists: This National Park's Neighbors Have Taken to ...

KCETKCET - Jun 9, 2017
Joshua Tree National Park is more crowded than it's ever been, and the Park's natural resources are taking a beating. While the majority of visitors are respectful ...  

Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park staff take part in 'Great Migration'
Bristol Bay Times - May 20, 2017

A great migration is happening at Katmai National Park and Preserve, but this time it is not wildlife on the move, but staff. About 20 seasonal park rangers from around the world have arrived at Katmai in the past couple of weeks and commenced training ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

19 stunning photos that show just how amazing US National Parks are

At Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, visitors can get up close and personal to marine mammals. If they're lucky, they'll also catch a glimpse of one of the park's 40 glaciers "calving," meaning that massive chunks of ice will break off the main ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Anchorage mayor's chief of staff leaves for job with National Park Service

Alaska Dispatch NewsAlaska Dispatch News - Jun 10, 2017
She starts Monday as the superintendent of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Fleek-Green, 48, managed Berkowitz's successful mayoral campaign. As his chief of staff, Fleek-Green has been a quiet but ubiquitous presence for the administration on ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

DIY science field trip at Lassen Volcanic National Park

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Jun 8, 2017
Trailhead: a half mile south of Lassen Volcanic National Park's Southwest Entrance Station and the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. www.nps.gov/lavo/. View the night sky: Lassen's dark night sky, far from the light pollution of cities, is one of the ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

New rules for river users in Mammoth Cave National Park

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - May 18, 2017
Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced on Wednesday that Mammoth Cave National Park will require river users to wear personal floatation devises (PFDs) at all times when on Green River or Nolin River within Mammoth Cave National Park.  

Mesa Verde National Park

Wetherill descendant will give Mesa Verde talk

The Durango HeraldThe Durango Herald - Jun 5, 2017
Harvey Leake, great-grandson of John Wetherill, will discuss the activities of his ancestors and their archaeological investigations in the area at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Visitor and Research Center at Mesa Verde National Park. This program is part of ...  

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades Highway snow cleared, open for vehicle travel

The Spokesman-Review (blog)The Spokesman-Review (blog) - May 18, 2017
Many of the workers live in the area and know how important the road through North Cascades National Park is to the local economy, state officials said. Hi elevation trails near Washington and Rainy passes are still covered in snow. Crews cleared more ...  

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park: Mountains, forests and shores

Olympic National Park is located in the same state as Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and volcanic Mount St. Helens, but it still holds its own as a tourist attraction and cultural touchpoint. While Rainier, the Cascades and St. Helens are merely ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

On the Road: Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park bring Arizona desert to life

Stockton RecordStockton Record - May 31, 2017
We consulted our AAA maps (I prefer paper maps over trying to plot destinations via GPS) and plotted a route to Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park and Canyon de Chelly National Monument, a bit further to the north. Saguaro National ...  

Redwood National Park

The Supernatural In Six Rivers National Forest & Redwood State Parks
The Costa Rican Times - Jun 21, 2017

You can find the Redwood National Park here in Northern California, not too far from Six Rivers National Park. Gorgeous trees, beautiful old growth temperate rainforest. The Redwood National Forest encompasses 139,000 acres. Location is within Del ...  

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park offers three new summer programs
KGUN - Jun 1, 2017

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Saguaro National Park West is offering three new programs for kids and families this summer. The goal of the programs is to give participants the chance to explore the desert by looking at hidden washes, searching for animals and ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Supporters of Roosevelt National Park Seek to Block Refinery

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - May 27, 2017
"An oil refinery and associated industrial development would fundamentally threaten the pristine air and other conservation values that our nation committed to protect when we created Theodore Roosevelt National Park," said Bart Melton, regional ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

Territory loses UNESCO biosphere designation
Virgin Islands Daily News - Jun 21, 2017

... creature residents. That changed this year when the biosphere — made up largely of the lands of the Virgin Islands National Park — lost its biosphere reserve designation from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...  

Voyageurs National Park

VNP to resurface entrance roads, boat launch areas

International Falls JournalInternational Falls Journal - Jun 16, 2017
Voyageurs National Park has announced plans to resurface the Rainy Lake and Ash River Visitor Centers' entrance roads and boat launch parking lot at Rainy Lake. Starting mid-June through July, visitors will experience one-lane closures with a pilot car ...  

Banff National Park

10 Bison Calves Born In Banff National Park

Huffington Post CanadaHuffington Post Canada - Jun 8, 2017
The first 10 bison calves born in Banff National Park in more than a century seem to be settling in just fine. A video released by Parks Canada shows the calves ...  

Jasper National Park

Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park: Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jun 12, 2017
My husband and I are lagging behind as our ever-smiling guide Max Darrah from Rockaboo Mountain Adventures as he glides across the track. Max towers in stature, is broad shouldered and sports a mop of golden brown curls. We're heading to Maligne ...  

Yoho National Park

25 places every Montanan should see in Canada
Great Falls Tribune - Jun 21, 2017

Yoho National Park: Hike to waterfalls, dip in scenic lakes or trek all the way to the fossils in the Burgess Shale in this national park on the western slope of the Continental Divide. Distance: 447 miles. 23. Fort Steele: Northeast of Cranbrook, this ...  

Nairobi National Park

Is Nairobi National Park an underrated tourist destination for Kenyans?

The StandardThe Standard - Jun 2, 2017
Nairobi National Park is the most underrated destination in Nairobi - at least when it comes to the locals. I mean, we have a park right in the heart of the city, filled with an impressive variety of wildlife and yet no one seems to think it's a big ...  

Kruger National Park

New tourism model for Kruger National Park

CitizenCitizen - Jun 14, 2017
A new tourism model for the Kruger National Park, which will see the construction of a luxury lodge to service a conference centre, as well as a new entrance, is being implemented by SA National Parks (SANParks). Building on the Skukuza Conference ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

The beauty of Waterton Lakes
Lethbridge Herald - Jun 6, 2017

In 1895 Waterton Lakes National Park was established as Canada's fourth national park. Exactly 100 years later, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For well over a century, Waterton has been calling to biologists, environmentalists, photographers ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Crew uncovers ancient site under Channel Islands home

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Jun 6, 2017
He and a team of scientists worked over the past week, methodically digging in small test areas and sifting through each bucketful of dirt and stone at the site, part of the Channel Islands National Park. Two significant discoveries came just days ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park low on water

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - May 30, 2017
The Klamath Tribes has placed a water call on the Wood River, the river Annie Creek flows into. Annie Creek is Crater Lake National Park's main water source. The park uses the creek for its drinking water, showers and more. As a temporary solution for ...  

Wind Cave National Park

New Trail Tells Story of Bison in Dakotas

WDIO-TVWDIO-TV - Jun 6, 2017
Fans of the American bison, seen in this photo Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, can learn more about their history in a new tour along the North Dakota-South Dakota border. | Photo: WDIO-TV file. JAMES NORD, Associated Press June 06, 2017 ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Flooding disrupts White Rim travel in Canyonlands National Park

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - May 16, 2017
High water on the Green River has submerged the western part of Utah's White Rim trail in Canyonlands National Park, potentially stranding visitors touring the famed 100-mile loop popular with mountain bikers and ATV riders. The river rose above 20,000 ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

Where To Go And What To See In Utah's Capitol Reef National Park

HuffPostHuffPost - Jun 11, 2017
Between easy-to-access areas surrounded by undeniable beauty, boundless backcountry wilderness to explore, and an interesting local history, it is unsurprising that Capitol Reef National Park sees high visitation numbers despite its off-the-beaten-path ...  

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