National Park Service Announces 2019 Fee-Free Days

National Park Service Announces 2019 Fee-Free Days

All 115 of the fee-charging National Park Service units will waive entrance fees on five days next year.

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Boy Scouts Hit with Epidemic of Camping Gear Thefts

Boy Scouts Hit with Epidemic of Camping Gear Thefts

The latest theft targeted a troop of Scouts on the autism spectrum.

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Great American Campout Is Back, Enter to Win a Keystone RV and Jellystone Stay

Great American Campout Is Back, Enter to Win a Keystone RV and Jellystone Stay

Take the pledge to protect wildlife during the National Wildlife Federation’s 14th annual Great American Campout for a chance to win a Keystone RV and a stay at a Jellystone park. Pledging to participate is free and open to all ages. The initiative encourages camping by anyone, anywhere (park, beach,...

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National Parks add $36 Billion to US Economy, 300,000 Jobs

National Parks add $36 Billion to US Economy, 300,000 Jobs

NPS Photo | Neal Herbert The Department of the Interior announced today that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2017 resulted in a $35.8 billion boon to the nation’s economy, and supported 306,000 jobs. That’s up nearly a billion from 2016, according to the annual National Park Service...

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Say Hello to National Park #60

Say Hello to National Park #60

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which houses the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse where the Dred and Harriet Scott sued for their freedom, is now to be known as Gateway Arch National Park .

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RV Miles Launches National Parks Podcast

RV Miles Launches National Parks Podcast

A new narrative-style podcast is launching that will feature over 400 of America’s National Park Service units, telling the stories behind our nation’s treasures. The America’s National Parks Podcast is hosted by Jason Epperson and narrated by Abigail Trabue, the editors of RV Miles and hosts of the popular RV Miles Podcast. The podcast joins a...

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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Set to Re-Open June 15

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Set to Re-Open June 15

Yosemite National Park has announced that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018. The area has been closed to the public since July 2015 for a major renovation, which is nearly finished.

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Cedar Point Offers New “Ultimate RV” Campsites

Cedar Point Offers New “Ultimate RV” Campsites

Ohio’s Cedar Point — consistently rated one of America’s top amusement parks for its extensive collection of rollercoasters — has announced 25 new “Ultimate RV Sites.”

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Budget Slashes National Park Jobs, Repairs Infrastructure via New Energy Leases

Budget Slashes National Park Jobs, Repairs Infrastructure via New Energy Leases

The fiscal 2019 budget for the United States government put forth by the White House would slash 2000 National Park Service jobs, even as the parks are “being loved to death,” according to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

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2018 Travel Trends: Outdoor, Cultural and Culinary Experiences See Sharp Increase

2018 Travel Trends: Outdoor, Cultural and Culinary Experiences See Sharp Increase

Travelers are increasingly favoring food tours, cooking classes, and historical and heritage experiences, as well as aquatic activities — such as snorkeling, sailing trips, and kayaking and canoeing — according to TripAdvisor.

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