National Parks ‘Fee Free’ Days Set for 2013

Press Release
November 13, 2012

  More than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other federal lands will offer free admittance on selected dates in 2013. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar made the announcement this week and said the free admission is an invitation to all Americans to “visit and enjoy... Read more »

National Parks Focus of Grand Canyon Summit

Grand Canyon Lodge

Press Release
October 24, 2012

  Nearly 150 leaders of the American national park community gathered at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park for a five-day discussion of opportunities and concerns. The meeting, Grand Thoughts at the Grand Canyon, was organized by the National Park Hospitality Association... Read more »

Rare, Deadly Disease Hits Yosemite National Park Visitors

Yosemite National Park

Press Release
August 29, 2012

The National Park Service posted the following press release concerning a virus that has been linked to cabins at Yosemite National Park. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Yosemite National Park... Read more »

Poll Shows Support for National Parks

Press Release
August 7, 2012

  According to a new public opinion poll commissioned by the National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA) and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), national parks are cherished by an overwhelming 95 percent of likely voters who want the federal government to ensure the parks are both... Read more »

Sun, Sand and Much More on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes

Laura Michaels
July 13, 2012

Its 15-mile coastline boasts 10 of Lake Michigan’s  swimmable beaches with more than enough raw material for even the most ambitious sand castle builder. It’s a hot spot for summer fun in the sun, but beyond the picturesque shoreline of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore lie countless treasures just... Read more »

Grand Canyon Fighting Litter

Grand Canyon National Park: Water Bottle Filling Station 0938

Laura Michaels
June 22, 2012

In an effort promote sustainability and reduce litter, Grand Canyon National Park has eliminated the in-park sale of packaged water in disposable containers smaller than 1 gallon. Free water filling stations are located throughout the park to allow visitors to fill reusable bottles with Grand Canyon... Read more »

Visiting Custer’s Last Stand by RV

Custer Battlefield

Ron Dalby
June 18, 2012

As a young helicopter pilot in a 7th Calvary unit 41 years ago, my comrades and I often bellowed this song while blowing off steam after a day of flying in Vietnam. While this is not the traditional Irish marching song, “Garryowen” (Gaelic for Owen’s Garden), used in 1876 by the 7th Cavalry and... Read more »

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: The Goldilocks of Deserts

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Bert Gildart
June 11, 2012

Its austere beauty stretches for 30 miles along the Arizona-Mexico border, its desert wilderness covering more than 300,000 acres. We are in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a portion of one of our nation’s four magnificent desert areas. It was created in part because this sweep of desert land... Read more »

NPS Announces Free Saturday Entrance

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June 5, 2012

The National Park Service announced a free day at all parks across the country to recognize National Get Outdoors Day.  Read the full NPS press release below, then head over to our National Parks section and see where you want to go!  WASHINGTON — Get a head start on your summer fun with free... Read more »

Cathedral Valley Loop in Capitol Reef National Park

At each overlook along the loop the views are increasingly spectacular.

Gary Wescott
June 4, 2012

After driving up the amazing Water Pocket Fold from Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell, Utah, following the Burr Trail and Notom-Bullfrog Road, we found ourselves at the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center. The Fruita Campground was a comfortable place to make a plan and pick up some fresh berry pies... Read more »

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