National Parks News

Stay updated with important US National Parks news, events, and updates. We highlight National Parks news happening across America to keep you informed, engaged, and connected as a park enthusiast. This includes updates around scientific advancements, conservation, community initiatives, ranger-guided programs and hikes, workshops, exhibitions, and much more.

Are you eager to delve deeper into the wonders of our US national parks? We are here to provide a wealth of resources to encourage you to take advantage of our American National Treasures. We answer questions like: What is a National Park? How many National Parks are there? What is the meaning of the US National Park logo? and many more.

Also, if you’re interested in a complete list and recap of all our US National Parks as well as downloadable maps and other great resources? Check out our US National Parks List and Map guide!

National Park Units | National Parks News | Texas |

Solar Eclipse & Celebration at Big Thicket National Preserve

September 25, 2023

big thicket national preserve anniversary celebration

Join the celebration at Big Thicket National Preserve on Saturday, October 14th, for a solar eclipse and the preserve’s 49th anniversary! This free event offers safe solar viewing, ranger programs, and a glimpse into the upcoming 50th-anniversary festivities in 2024. Event Schedule (all times central): Starting at 9:00 am at the Big Thicket Visitor Center, … Read more

National Parks News | Wyoming |

Winter Has Already Arrived in Yellowstone National Park!

September 23, 2023

winter arrives in yellowstone national park wy with a winter weather advisory

Hard to believe, but winter has already arrived in Yellowstone National Park! If you’re planning to visit, please note that tonight, winter weather is expected, especially in high-elevation areas. Mountain weather can shift rapidly this time of year, so be prepared. The forecast for Friday evening, September 22, predicts a 90% chance of precipitation with … Read more

National Parks News | Utah |

Zion National Park’s New Electric Shuttle Buses

September 21, 2023

zion national park electric buses shuttle service begins

Five brand-new electric shuttle buses have been put into operation this week at Zion National Park. These buses mark the beginning of a completely fresh electric fleet, funded by a $33 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent of Zion National Park, expressed optimism about the future of the Zion Canyon … Read more

California | National Parks News |

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park | New News!

September 17, 2023

san francisco national historical park mast of Balclutha

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, the third and final topgallant mast or “swaying aloft” was installed on the 1886 National Historic Landmark ship, Balclutha. For nearly 9 years, this three-masted, square-rigged ship had been without its topgallant masts at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. In the past two months, a dedicated team including the … Read more

National Parks News | Wyoming |

Yellowstone Visitation Statistics for August 2023

September 15, 2023

People walking on the boardwalks in Mammoth Hot Springs

In August 2023, Yellowstone National Park visitation totaled 846,389 recreational visitors, marking a 45% increase from August 2022, when it had 582,211 visitors. Compared to August 2019, which had 820,006 visitors, there was a 3% increase. In total for 2023, the park has hosted 3,313,244 recreational visits. This represents a 36% increase from 2022, when … Read more

Florida | National Parks News |

Everglades National Park Visitor Center in Everglades City

September 13, 2023

everglades national park fl new visitor cener

The National Park Service has given the green light to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visitor Center project in Everglades National Park. This initiative involves constructing a new two-story building and making significant site improvements at the former Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, a place with historical significance for the park. Hurricane Irma wreaked … Read more

Hawaii | Indigenous People | Kids in Parks | National Parks News |

October Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

September 9, 2023

hawaii volcanoes national park cultural uses of the māmaki plant

Attention educators and students nationwide! There are some great October events at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Get ready for a virtual journey into Hawaiian culture and nature this October. Explore Hawaiian traditions, restore rainforests, and join ranger-led hikes and After Dark in the Park programs. These events are all about learning and having fun in … Read more

National Park Units | National Parks News | Pennsylvania |

Flight 93 National Memorial: Teaching Classrooms Across America

September 5, 2023

flight 93 national memorial park ranger brings 9/11 service to students via video to classrooms across america

Attention teachers and students across America! You’re invited to virtually participate in the annual ‘Moment of Remembrance’ at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. As part of this year’s September 11 memorial ceremony, even more classroom learning opportunities are being offered. This is part of the “Teach to Remember 9/11” initiative. Flight 93 … Read more

National Parks News | State Parks | Texas |

Epic Dinosaur Track Recently Discovered at Texas State Park!

September 4, 2023

dionsaur valley state park in glen rose texas

Amidst Texas experiencing unprecedented summer heat and an expanding drought causing water levels to decline, a team of dedicated volunteers stumbled upon something rather remarkable: fresh, colossal dinosaur tracks, thought to hail from approximately 110 million years ago at Dinosaur Valley State Park. One of the sections of tracks named the “Lone Ranger Track,” is … Read more

Kentucky | National Parks News | Tennessee |

Big South Fork Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival

September 2, 2023

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area haunting storytelling festival

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is hosting its 31st Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival on September 16. At the festival, you have the chance to engage in captivating craft demonstrations rooted in Appalachian culture. Live Fun Demonstrations These hands-on craft demonstrations mirror the festival’s storytelling theme. For more on this … Read more