One Missing Swimmer Recovered from Lake Mead July 23rd

Lake Mead Houseboat

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The body of a 30-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing July 22 was recovered from Lake Mead around 8 p.m. July 23. At 11:52 a.m. July 22, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting that Dindo Gavarra jumped from a houseboat to swim to shore with others. […]


It’s a Good Time to See the Bats at Carlsbad Caverns


Best Flights The best bat flights normally occur in July and August. At this time baby bats, born in early summer, join the flight along with migrating bats from colonies further north. Prior to the evening bat flight, a program is given at the cavern entrance by a park ranger. The starting time of the […]


Biologists Catch First Glimpse of Condor Chick in Utah


Zion National Park – July 15, 2014 — It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a chick in Utah. For weeks, biologists from several agencies and groups have focused their attention on a rock cavity at Zion National Park. The cavity is 1,000 feet above a remote canyon floor. Inside the cavity, the […]


Dave Legeno, Harry Potter Actor Found Dead in Death Valley July 6th


 “The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office said the body of Legeno, 50, was found early on Sunday morning and a helicopter was used to transport it from the area.” —  Reuters news service. Wikipedia quickly updated its page on Legeno stating, “Legeno’s body was found by a pair of hikers on July 6, 2014, in Death […]


Afternoon Storm Leads to Multiple Rescues at Lake Mead

Lake Mead

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – National Park Service park rangers and other first responders conducted multiple search and rescues at Lake Mead July 8 after a thunderstorm formed over the Boulder Basin. The storm began around 3:45 p.m. and created 5-foot waves and reports of 8-foot swells. The Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received multiple distress […]


New Summer Programs Added at Dinosaur NM (CO, UT)

Park Ranger Ceila Dubin greets visitors for the Fossil Discovery Trail Hike

Colorado/Utah – Park Rangers at Dinosaur National Monument offer a variety of public programs from guided hikes and campground evening programs to the very popular Junior Ranger Program. This summer, several popular activities from last year have returned and several new ranger-led programs have been added to the schedule, including programs that highlight the diversity […]


Fire Restrictions in Place in National Parks in Utah

Mesa Verde after the fire of 2000

  Moab, UT – Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments. Begining at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 11, fires will be permitted only in designated fire grates in developed […]


National Water Trails: A New Way to Get Outside


Black Canyon Water Trail and Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails are newest National Water Trails WASHINGTON – Just in time for summer, outdoor enthusiasts can meander through a scenic and rugged portion of the Colorado River or traverse the diverse communities and rich ecosystems of Puget Sound on the two newest national water trails. Secretary of […]


Chiricahua (AZ) to Close Parts of Bonita Canyon Due to Upcoming Monsoon Rains


Chiricahua National Monument Acting Superintendent Matt Stoffolano announced today that portions of the Bonita Canyon Campground will be closed beginning Monday, July 7. The campground is located near the mouth of Bonita Canyon and several streams flow through the vicinity. In anticipation of heavy monsoon rains, around 10 of the 25 sites in the campground […]


4th of July Advisory from Joshua Tree NP


We welcome visitors to enjoy Joshua Tree National Park this Fourth of July. Due to excessive heat, drier than normal conditions and high fire danger we encourage you to read the following tips and reminders to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for everyone. – Campfires are only allowed in designated campsites provided with fire […]

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