Park Service To Tap Into Entrance Fees To Keep OperatingThe National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown.
Minnesota Records First Sighting Of Roseate SpoonbillIt was late Sunday morning when phones began ringing. Soon, Alex Sundvall's social media pages began lighting up.
Seniors Flocking To Buy $10 National Park Passes Before Big Price HikeBeginning Aug. 28, the price of the lifetime senior pass will increase to $80.
NPS: Voyageurs Visitors Pump $24 Million Into Local EconomyA new report from the National Park Service estimates the local economic impact of visitors to Voyageurs National Park at about $24 million in 2016.
Fort Snelling Celebrates 125 Years Of National Park ServiceThe 125th birthday celebration of the National Park Service will culminate with a candlelight walk and countdown at Fort Snelling State Park.
Ancient Bone Theft In Iowa 'Debacle' For Park ServiceA 1990 theft of historically significant Native American remains by a national monument superintendent entrusted with protecting them was larger and more harmful than previously acknowledged, internal National Park Service documents show.
Visits To Apostle Island Ice Caves Less Likely As Weather WarmsThe National Park Service says it's less likely the extraordinary ice cave formations that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore will be accessible this year.
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.