National Park Service

National Park Service Offers Free Admission TuesdayGet outside and enjoy parks for free Tuesday! The National Park Service is celebrating its 99th birthday by offering free admission to all 408 parks Tuesday, August 25.
Travel Guide To Utah's Arches National ParkTravel guide to Utah's Arches National Park, featuring the world's largest collection of natural stone arches.
Untouched Cave To Provide Clues To Black Hills History The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region's climate has changed over thousands of years.
Nat'l Park Service To Give $500K To Minneapolis For New ParkMinneapolis is getting $500,000 to help in the development a new park on an old industrial site. The National Park Service just announced that it's giving the money for improvements to Sheridan Memorial Park along the Mississippi River.
Visitor Fee For Apostle Islands Ice Caves Generates $140KThe Apostle Islands National Lakeshore plans to use thousands of dollars generated through a new fee for visiting the ice caves this winter to cover the cost of additional staff and equipment.
National Parks Call On Americans To 'Find Your Park'After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.
Apostle Islands Ice Caves Proving Very PopularAccording to the National Park Service, about 12,000 people visited the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands this weekend. The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year, when the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.
Lake Superior Ice Caves Prove Popular AgainThe ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year. According to the National Park Service, the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands opened Saturday and attracted more than 7,000 people.
Apostle Islands Ice Cave Visitors Will Pay $5 FeeVisitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter.
Visits To The Apostle Islands' Ice Caves May Cost YouThe ice caves in Lake Superior's Apostle Islands were a huge tourist hit last winter. They were so popular that the National Park Service is talking about charging a fee. About 138,000 people visited the amazing scene last winter.
Minnesota Man Rescued After Fall In Wyoming Rangers rescued a 60-year-old Minnesota man who apparently had fallen while attempting to summit a 13,770-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. The National Park Service says Steve Markusen, of Minneapolis, was rescued Friday morning.
St. Paul Man Among Missing Climbers Presumed Dead A Twin Cities family is coming to terms with the fact that their missing son is likely dead after going on a mountain climbing trip last week. Mark Mahaney, 26, of St. Paul, Minn. was one of six climbers who went missing last Wednesday on Mount Rainier in Washington. The National Park Service said they were all likely killed in a 3,300 foot fall near their last known location.