New Mask Rules at National Parks and other Federal Lands

New Mask Rules at National Parks and other Federal Lands

On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order issuing his long expected federal mask mandate, which applies to areas where the president has the authority to issue such policies — federal buildings, federal lands, airports, and airplanes. 28% of American land is federal, including lands operated...

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New River Gorge Will Be America’s 63rd National Park, Saguaro Grows

New River Gorge Will Be America’s 63rd National Park, Saguaro Grows

West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River is set to become New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, making it the 63rd national park in the country and 20th preserve. The new federal stimulus relief package that was passed Monday includes COVID-related aid along with other end-of-year business items, including...

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National Park Service Announces 2021 Fee-Free Days

National Park Service Announces 2021 Fee-Free Days

The National Park Service has announced the fee-free days for 2021.

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National Parks Now Free for Veterans, Gold Star Families, 5th Graders

National Parks Now Free for Veterans, Gold Star Families, 5th Graders

The Department of the Interior has announced that U.S. military veterans and the immediate family members of those who have fallen in service will be granted fee-free access to America’s National Parks and other fee-charging federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior. The change will begin on Veterans...

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Rocky Mountain Closes as East Troublesome Fire Enters Park

Rocky Mountain Closes as East Troublesome Fire Enters Park

Pictured: East Troublesome Fire, October 16, 2020 Rocky Mountain National Park announced today it will close due to the East Troublesome Fire which exploded in size overnight and entered the park earlier today from the southwest. Around 10 A.M. (MST), Rocky Mountain National Park released the following statement on social...

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Is it illegal to shoot video for YouTube in National Parks?

Is it illegal to shoot video for YouTube in National Parks?

Popular YouTubers and travel bloggers Kara and Nate (karaandnate.com) had a rough surprise when they were contacted recently by the National Park Service about filming in parks without a permit, and have made the decision to stop traveling to national parks altogether. According to a video the couple posted Wednesday,...

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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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