| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend.
The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday.
There are lots of fun...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
From Los Angeles, the best way to get there is to drive. Just take Interstate 15 all the way to Utah and pick up Interstate 70, turn south on Highway 191 and follow the signs to Moab. It also is...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Washington Monument, a centerpiece of the U.S. capital skyline, will reopen on May 12 after a lengthy closure for earthquake damage, the National Park Service said on Tuesday.
The last of the scaffolding that has shrouded the 555-foot-high marble-...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:42 PM
AJO, Ariz. — One of the things that's so remarkable about Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is how different it is from California's national parks.
I'm not talking about desert scrub and cactuses; those things can be found in several...
| May 2, 2014
If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah — I am seated on a narrow ledge waiting for the setting sun to add a golden glow to the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. A tripod is wedged between my knees. There is not a lot of room here, and a misstep...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:05 PM
When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help.
Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:10 AM
A man who fell 350 feet to his death at the Grand Canyon on Saturday was from Texas, it was reported by CBS-TV out of Dallas-Fort Worth.
The man, John N. Anderson, 53, of Grapevine, Texas, fell at the canyon rim near the El Tovar Hotel in Arizona....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water.
More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
| Mar 26, 2014
After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...