What Does an Eclipse Sound Like? Scientists Will Study Soundscapes Across US

What Does an Eclipse Sound Like? Scientists Will Study Soundscapes Across US

The types of changes to the soundscape that occur during an eclipse are relatively unknown. What will the eclipse sound like? Will insects and birds that sing during the day fall silent? Will animals that are only active at night get vocal?

Read more
National Park Service Ends Water Bottle Ban

National Park Service Ends Water Bottle Ban

The 2011 policy, which encouraged national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable water bottles, has been rescinded to expand hydration options.

Read more
$50 Million Joint Funding Announced for National Parks Infrastructure

$50 Million Joint Funding Announced for National Parks Infrastructure

The Alluvial Fan Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the many deferred maintenance projects that will benefit from the Centennial Challenge Program. – NPS Photo NPS Centennial Challenge Program is Matching $20 Million in Congressional Funding with $33 Million from Partner Organizations to Support Maintenance Projects at...

Read more
America the Beautiful Senior Pass Price Increase Date Announced, New Annual Senior Pass

America the Beautiful Senior Pass Price Increase Date Announced, New Annual Senior Pass

Last December, Congress increased the price of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass from $10 to $80. We finally have a date that the change will take effect. 

Read more
Travel Channel Highlights Top-Secret Swimming Holes

Travel Channel Highlights Top-Secret Swimming Holes

The Travel Channel has crisscrossed the globe to uncover the earth’s most amazing, refreshing and off-the-beaten-path places to dive into in the new season of “Top Secret Swimming Holes,” premiering Sunday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Read more
The Best Whitewater Rafting in the U.S. — The Arkansas River in Colorado

The Best Whitewater Rafting in the U.S. — The Arkansas River in Colorado

Among the state of Colorado’s 29 rafting sections, the Arkansas River offers the longest stretch of whitewater, the longest boating season into September, and hosts more than 40 percent of the state’s visitors who go rafting, making it the country’s most popular whitewater rafting destination.

Read more
Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Observation Site

Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Observation Site

The National Park Service has announced that Yellowstone National Park will seek comments from the public on an environmental assessment (EA) that assesses the impacts associated with the proposed construction and operation of a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) site in the park. NEON requested the National Park Service (NPS) allow a site within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. The NPS is not the sponsor of the project but is considering the benefits and impacts of the proposal.  

Read more
Line-Up Announced for 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Line-Up Announced for 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Pictured: Fireworks erupt over the National Mall, July 4, 2012 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). The National Park Service has announced the line-up for the 2017 Independence Day celebration on the National Mall. Events this year include the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; a concert with the United States Navy...

Read more
The East Coast Total Eclipse Capital is Columbia, SC This August

The East Coast Total Eclipse Capital is Columbia, SC This August

S.C. Philharmonic “Star Wars Musiclipse” concert and laser light art installation over Congaree River are highlights.

Read more
NPS Grants $1.6M to Preserve WWII Japanese American Confinement Sites

NPS Grants $1.6M to Preserve WWII Japanese American Confinement Sites

Today, the National Park Service announced $1.6 million in grants to fund preservation, restoration and education projects at several Japanese American confinement sites. The 14 grantees in four states and the District of Columbia will tell the story of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S....

Read more