| Mar 18, 2014
Just in time for the opening of trout season, a fishing map of Leaser Lake that includes lake depth and habitat structure is available at Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation sponsors and LLHF meetings.
The double-sided, 24x36 map features a full-color...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Law enforcement agenices in Mendocino County and surrounding areas searched Wednesday for armed suspects who shot a deputy, media in Northern California reported.
Mendocino County law enforcement officials closed Highway 1 near MacKerricher State Park...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:42 AM
It's hard to imagine what Hurd State Park would look like if Jesse S. Miller had won.
Places within the 940-acre park in East Hampton, like the popular "Split Rock" — a granite fissure on the northern edge of White Mountain with its tremendous...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Ever since the state purchased the abandoned Sunrise Resort in 2009, it has been known as an attractive nuisance. The 82 buildings — from cabins to kitchens to dance halls — along with a giant pool, as well as pingpong tables and paddleboats...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:12 AM
A quandary presented itself in the wilds of Massachusetts.
A few years ago, after visiting all the "big and famous" waterfalls in the state, I crowned Enders Falls as the king of Connecticut's grand plunges. Well, how did I know Connecticut had a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Of course it's disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It's even...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:13 AM
It was pretty much a given that Joe Vogelpohl's kids would love hiking. As a ranger at Patapsco Valley State Park, Vogelpohl spends most of his days on trails and often takes his children, Isaac, 4, and Cecelia, 1, along on weekends. Cecilia is usually...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka is a fantastic place to view wildlife. The early bird gets the worm in this situation, since the deer are usually out early in the morning to forage for food.
If you arrive at the state park's main gate off Wekiwa...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Jan 19, 2014
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:
Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or...