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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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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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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Entrance Fees Increase at Many National Parks Jan 1

Entrance Fees Increase at Many National Parks Jan 1

Fees to enter national parks across the country are slated to increase on January 1, along with some camping fees.

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Dinosaur National Monument Designated as an International Dark Sky Park

Dinosaur National Monument Designated as an International Dark Sky Park

Photo: Stars fill the sky above the Quarry Exhibit Hall in Dinosaur National Monument | NPS/Jacob Holgerson The International Dark Sky Association has named Utah and Colorado’s Dinosaur National Monument an official International Dark Sky Park. Recognizing the skies above Dinosaur as having an exceptional quality of natural darkness while...

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Pet Stop Store Releases National Parks Inspired Line of Pet Products

Pet Stop Store Releases National Parks Inspired Line of Pet Products

Photo: The Badlands National Park Hiker Pet Dog Collar Pet Stop Store, a new online pet supply retailer, has announced a new line of products inspired by and designed for exploring America’s National Parks, including luxury dog beds, pet bowls, collars, leashes, and feeding bags. “Family trips mean everyone in the...

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