Florida & Alabama RV Parks Assess Damage After Hurricane Sally

Florida & Alabama RV Parks Assess Damage After Hurricane Sally

Florida and Alabama RV parks and campgrounds are assessing damage after several RV parks in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area were closed and others were without water, power or sewer service after Hurricane Sally swept through the area. “Fortunately, these closures are expected to be only very temporary,” said Bobby...

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420th Unit Joins National Park System

420th Unit Joins National Park System

The National Park Service formally opened the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial as America’s 420th unit of the National Park System on Sept. 18, 2020. The memorial honors Eisenhower’s legacy as the World War II Supreme Allied Commander and nation’s 34th president. “As the commanding general in World War II, Dwight...

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National Parks Go Fee-Free Tuesday and Celebrate 19th Amendment

National Parks Go Fee-Free Tuesday and Celebrate 19th Amendment

The National Park Service will celebrate its 104th birthday on August 25th by providing free entrance to all fee collecting NPS sites as part of its 2020 Fee-Free Days. Additionally, the NPS will observe the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment on August 26 with a variety of virtual events related to the suffrage...

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Wildfires Force Closures in Rocky Mountain National Park

Wildfires Force Closures in Rocky Mountain National Park

Cameron Peak fire has forced the closures or portions of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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National Park Service Kicks Off 6-Year “America 250” Celebration

National Park Service Kicks Off 6-Year “America 250” Celebration

The National Park Service is partnering with the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission—also known as “America 250″— to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. The 6-year event will take place at National Park Service sites across the country that interpret and protect American heritage....

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Big Bend National Park Closing Immediately Due to Positive COVID-19 Case

Big Bend National Park Closing Immediately Due to Positive COVID-19 Case

The National Park Service announced today that Big Bend National Park and Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River units will be closed to all visitors until further notice. The closure is in response to a positive case of COVID-19 in the park’s residential community. The closure is in accordance with...

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Yosemite Closes Campgrounds as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Yosemite Closes Campgrounds as Coronavirus Cases Spike

California’s Yosemite National Park is doing a complete 180 just two weeks after reopening, announcing earlier today it will hold off on reopening campgrounds due to a spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. Park officials began reopening select campgrounds earlier this month, but now say anyone with a reservation...

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Grand Canyon North Rim Closed Until Further Notice Due to Magnum Fire

Grand Canyon North Rim Closed Until Further Notice Due to Magnum Fire

Effective immediately, Grand Canyon National Park has temporarily closed the North Rim until further notice due to the Mangum Fire.

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Great Smoky Mountains to Hold Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains to Hold Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

The National Park Service will be implementing ‘Vehicle-Free Wednesdays’ in Cades Cove from June 17 through September 30th

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When Will National Parks Reopen?

When Will National Parks Reopen?

By Jason Epperson As a lot of people are itching to make summer travel plans and states begin making plans to lift restrictions, one of the questions we’re fielding most often right now is “when will the National Parks reopen?” Anybody that says they know the answer for sure is...

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