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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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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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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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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National Park Service Announces Modified Operations

National Park Service Announces Modified Operations

The National Park Service has released a statement outlining steps the agency will take going forward in order to protect against and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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NPS Addresses Coronavirus Concerns in National Parks

NPS Addresses Coronavirus Concerns in National Parks

With growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, and many park enthusiasts wondering if they should cancel their upcoming trips, the National Park Service has released a statement addressing visitor concerns.

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By the Numbers: National Parks Saw 327.5 Million Visitors in 2019

By the Numbers: National Parks Saw 327.5 Million Visitors in 2019

Visitation in 2019 surpassed 2018 by more than 9 million recreation visits, a 2.9 percent increase, according to the annual visitation report from the National Park Service. This is the fifth consecutive year with over 300 million recreation visits. The 327.5 million total is the third-highest since record-keeping began in...

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