Stories tagged: national parks
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
Despite numerous efforts, Idaho has no national park of its own. Here’s why.
Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
There are 62 official national parks in the United States. A series of no entry fee days help ensure that everyone has a chance to visit one of them.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
In Glacier National Park, little camouflaged cameras are hidden throughout the trails, not to see hiker’s antics but to capture the elusive lynx.
Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
At the urging of a controversial team of advisers, the Trump administration is mulling proposals to privatize national park campgrounds and further commercialize the parks with expanded Wi-Fi service, food …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming their way into serene national parks and other public lands nationwide, under a new Trump administration order – hotly opposed by many outdoors …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission.
Tue., May 28, 2019
Current tax dollars, fees and the support of the National Park Foundation (the parks’ charitable arm) are simply not enough to meet the nationwide demand and disrepair.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
Throughout our travels, we’ve stayed in some fantastic campgrounds, perfect for exploring some of the best national parks and monuments in the West. The following campgrounds are some of our …
Sat., March 30, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court stated in a 9-0 ruling Tuesday that rivers that flow through National Parks in Alaska aren’t part of the park units and aren’t subject to National …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks “will remain as accessible as …
Wed., July 18, 2018
Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to …
Sat., June 9, 2018
WASHINGTON – Officials say they need $6 million in federal money to prevent pockets of land around Redwood National Park from being used for private interests. The Everglades National Park …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018
The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 …
Fri., April 6, 2018
Officials say Washington state’s three national parks have received a $1 million donation from the estate of a woman who loved the outdoors.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018
The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of
Sat., March 17, 2018
Plan ahead for your national park family vacation. (The best lodging fills quickly.)
Tue., March 13, 2018
Wyoming will seek an agreement with U.S. Interior Department and National Park Service officials about collecting a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization. It’s believed to be the largest private donation of land …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Yellowstone National Park is set to open for the winter season.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
The National Park Service is floating a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the West, to address a backlog of maintenance and …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
A growing number of grizzly bears are moving outside their established habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, causing more conflicts with humans, according to wildlife managers.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies …
Sun., July 30, 2017
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017
Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. agency that manages the national park system is tweaking its mission to include a new priority: Generating cash.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.