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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.

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National Park History | National Park Units | National Parks News | New York |

July 4th Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

June 22, 2024

morristown national historical park july fourth public reading

Morristown National Historical Park invites you to celebrate Independence Day on July Fourth with activities starting at noon at Washington’s Headquarters, 30 Washington Place. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including Junior Ranger Program promotions and interactive demonstrations by reenactors from the 2nd New Jersey regiment. You can join in singing soldier songs from the … Read more

National Park Units | National Parks News | Utah |

Timpanogos Cave National Monument Cave Tours open June 14

June 15, 2024

Timpanogos Cave National Monument entrance sign

After much anticipation, Timpanogos Cave National Monument is excited to announce the reopening of our cave tours for summer 2024. Starting June 14, 2024, adventurers of all ages can once again explore the mesmerizing depths of Timpanogos Cave. Our dedicated team, along with construction contractors, has worked tirelessly to clear snow, rocks, and trees from … Read more

Hawaii | National Parks News |

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Reopens

June 9, 2024

hawaii volcanoes national park reopens

With the Kīlauea eruption subsiding, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park reopens. Here’s some important details: Current Status Kīlauea volcano is currently not erupting. Several areas in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park have now reopened, including Hilina Pali Road, Kulanaokuaiki Campground, the Footprints Exhibit, and Pepeiao Cabin. Recently Reopened Areas Earlier this week, the coastal campsite at Kaʻaha, … Read more

Missouri | National Parks News |

Carver Day at George Washington Carver National Monument

June 1, 2024

carver day at george washington national monument

Mark your calendar for the annual Carver Day Celebration at George Washington Carver National Monument on Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event honors the life and legacy of George Washington Carver and commemorates the 81st anniversary of his passing and the establishment of the national monument in his honor … Read more

National Parks News | Wyoming |

Top 10 Things to Know About Yellowstone NP in Summer

May 27, 2024

top 10 things to know about yellowstone national park when visiting in summer

Planning Your Visit to Yellowstone National Park in Summer When visiting Yellowstone National Park this summer, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure both your safety and the preservation of this incredible place. Covering 2.2 million acres, the park offers unmatched opportunities to observe wildlife in a pristine ecosystem, explore geothermal areas with half of … Read more

Kentucky | National Parks News |

Mill Springs Battlefield Commemorates Memorial Day Weekend

May 18, 2024

mill springs battlefield commemorates memorial day with ranger led programs

Experience captivating ranger-led programs at Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument on May 25, 2024. You will be able to see wartime experiences of Civil War soldiers and the evolution of Memorial Day. From 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., engage in hands-on interactive sessions exploring soldiers’ enlistment, uniforms, and equipment, followed by Civil War artillery drills … Read more

National Parks News | South Dakota | Wildlife |

New Genus of Deer Discovered at Badlands National Park

May 11, 2024

badlands national park new genus of deer discovered

A collaborative team from Badlands National Park, the American Museum of Natural History, and California State Polytechnic University has unveiled the fossil remains of a new genus of miniature, hornless deer, thriving in South Dakota approximately 32 million years ago during the Oligocene Epoch. The study, led by Mattison Shreero and Ed Welsh from Badlands … Read more

Kentucky | Kids in Parks | National Parks News |

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP Spring Night Sky Program

May 5, 2024

abraham lincoln boyhood home national historic park

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park invites you to a complimentary Spring Night Sky Program, “Starry, Starry Night,” at the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek on May 17, 2024. The Knob Creek Tavern Visitor Center will open at 7:00 p.m. (EST), with engaging night-sky activities for children beginning at the same time. Join Dr. … Read more

National Parks News | Washington | Wildlife |

Agencies Working to Restore Grizzly Bears to North Cascades

April 27, 2024

restore grizzly bears to north cascades

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have agreed to reintroduce grizzly bears to Washington’s North Cascades. Once native to the region, grizzlies disappeared due to human activities. Now, agencies aim to relocate bears from other areas to reestablish a stable population. This decision follows extensive studies and public engagement. Grizzlies will … Read more

National Parks News | New York |

National Park Week in New York City National Parks

April 20, 2024

national park week in new york city national parks

Exploring New York City National Parks National parks in New York City took center stage during National Park Week from April 20 to 28. Director Chuck Sams embarked on a coast-to-coast tour, visiting Hamilton Grange and General Grant national memorials, among others. These parks provide a unique opportunity to reflect on America’s origins and the … Read more