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National Parks

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  • Events set to commemorate the 1865 fall of Richmond

    Events are scheduled for April to commemorate the 1865 fall of Richmond. Officials say the four-day commemoration beginning Wednesday will feature special illuminations, programs and tours of the city's historic areas. The events are being sponsored...
  • Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season

    A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years. Glacier Point Road takes drivers to a lookout perched at 3, 214 feet above the...
  • Taking the Kids -- camping

    Taking the Kids -- camping
    Toilet paper or cellphone? Younger campers say having a smartphone on a camping trip is nearly as important as toilet paper, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report. I'm guessing your kids would agree and, depending on their age, might even...
  • Restaurant at Big Island's Volcano House to reopen in stages after fire

    Restaurant at Big Island's Volcano House to reopen in stages after fire
    The main restaurant at a historic Big Island hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is expected to reopen in stages after a fire Tuesday that injured an employee. The fire in the kitchen at Volcano House, the only lodge within the park, was confined to...
  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park
    A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile. According...
  • Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks

    Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks
    Winter at national parks generally is the slow season -- and the snow season. The National Parks Foundation offers a free "Winter Wonderlands" guide to inspire travelers to go ice fishing, stargazing, snowshoeing or skiing at 15 parks around the country....
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • This weekend, you can "park" it for free

    This weekend, you can "park" it for free
    Ever wanted to visit Historic Jamestowne, Assateague Island or any other local national park or wildlife refuge but balked at the entrance fee? Well, this weekend you can get in for free. Feb. 14-16 is one of those free access weekends for national...
  • Free entry, special programs at Everglades National Park for President's Day weekend

    Free entry, special programs at Everglades National Park for President's Day weekend
    It's going to be a beautiful weekend here in sunny South Florida.  If you're looking for fun things to do outdoors over the long President's day weekend, enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park and all 405 U.S. National Parks on Saturday through...
  • The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory

    The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory
    Somewhere in the high desert of eastern Nevada, a few turns off Route 50 — "the loneliest road in America" — a station wagon sat parked by the side of the highway. Before it lounged a young couple on red lawn chairs. A crudely painted wooden...
  • Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend

    Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend
    National parks will waive entrance fees Saturday through Monday in honor of Presidents Day weekend. It's the longest fee-free period of the year for national parks. The free admission applies to more than 400 parks nationwide, including Yosemite, Joshua...