Get 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.
Pack your camping gear and a comfortable pair of hiking boots, then make plans to head on out and enjoy time in the great outdoors at the Joshua Tree National Park.
From the highest and lowest points in North America to the world’s largest living things and largest living carnivores, each of America’s national parks has something unique to offer.
National parks offer a variety of venues near and far when planning your vacation.
Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.
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If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider whether pollution controls at Xcel Energy’s Sherco power plant are adequate for cutting haze over two national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The federal agency and six environmental groups filed a proposed consent decree Tuesday that obligates the EPA to take action on a 2009 National Park Service finding that haze from the coal-fired plant near Becker impairs the views at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota and Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. The consent decree would settle a lawsuit the groups filed in 2012.
Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
Minnesota officials say they’ll review an offer from the Obama administration to let states use their own money to reopen national parks that have been closed by the federal government shutdown.
A temporary shutdown of the federal government would mean some closed federal offices and parks in Minnesota — but the mail, jails and airports would be unaffected.