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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“Humanitarian Crisis on Wheels” is Coming, Say California Campgrounds

“Humanitarian Crisis on Wheels” is Coming, Say California Campgrounds

“This isn’t about tourism. This is about public safety. California has over 1,100 private campgrounds and RV parks that collectively have over 100,000 campsites, many of which are used by full-timer RVers. These parks, which provide water, electricity, sewer and, in most cases, LP gas services, cannot be allowed to close for health and safety reasons because many of the people staying at these parks are sheltering in place and have no place else to go.”

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RV Parks Plead to Stay Open: “We Are an Essential Service”

RV Parks Plead to Stay Open: “We Are an Essential Service”

Campgrounds are seeing an uptick in reservation requests from traveling nurses, many of whom use their RVs as their self-contained home while they are on temporary assignment at hospitals and other medical facilities across the country.

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NPS Temporarily Suspends Park Fees Due to COVID-19

NPS Temporarily Suspends Park Fees Due to COVID-19

The NPS has announced a temporary suspension of park entrance fees.

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Are COVID-19 Campground Closures Short-Sighted?

Are COVID-19 Campground Closures Short-Sighted?

As local, state, and federal governments continue to roll out campground closures, more and more RV travelers are being displaced. Is this really the best way to help solve the spread of the Coronavirus?

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