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Scenic Drive rehabilitation project in Capitol Reef National Park

The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will begin work on an approximately $12 million project to rehabilitate Scenic Drive and multiple parking lots in Capitol Reef National Park.   To complete the work, Scenic Drive will be closed for construction beginning April 29. Scenic Drive is a paved 8-mile road […]

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National Park Week April 20 - 28, 2024.

Celebrate National Park Week from April 20 through 28

Start the week with free entrance to any national park on April 20 During National Park Week, experience the beauty of natural surroundings, explore the country’s rich heritage, and engage your senses in all things national parks. The celebration begins with an entrance fee-free day on April 20 and continues through April 28. Pick a place and activity, keep

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A view of new water distribution line being installed throughout Havasupai Gardens for the Transcanyon Waterline project at Grand Canyon National Park. NPS/N. Powell

Grand Canyon National Park announces reopening of trails and campground April 15

The National Park Service is announcing Havasupai Gardens Campground and the Bright Angel and Tonto Trails will reopen for public use April 15, 2024. The areas were closed Dec. 1, 2023, for Transcanyon Waterline project construction activities.   Plateau Point Trail, from Havasupai Gardens to Plateau Point remains closed until June 20, 2024. During this time, Tonto Trail

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Invasive Stinknet at Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park seeks help in combating invasive stinknet

Saguaro National Park is asking park visitors and the greater Tucson community to be vigilant about a new and ever-increasing threat to the Sonoran desert landscape: invasive stinknet. Plants are currently flowering in southern Arizona, and finding and removing them before they set seed is critical to stopping their spread. Since its arrival in Arizona,

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Backcountry users enjoy solitude in a designated campsite along Echo Canyon Rd. NPS/J. Hallett

Death Valley National Park to launch online backcountry permits system on Recreation.gov

Beginning April 30th, 2024, Death Valley National Park will implement a new backcountry permit system for specific backcountry areas, making reservations available on Recreation.gov up to 6-months in advance of start dates. This permit system replaces the current system, which was only available on the same day and in person during business hours at the

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NPS selects new superintendent of Saguaro National Park

The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Scott Stonum as superintendent of Saguaro National Park. Stonum will begin his new assignment on April 7.  Scott is a great leader of people and is known for being calm under pressure,” said Deputy Regional Director Lance Hatten. “Some of the most pressing challenges facing Saguaro are the potential for wildland

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Visitors hiking along a trail in Bryce Canyon.

Bryce Canyon announces visitor information for Spring 2024

Important seasonal updates for park facilities, concessions and shuttle operations Planning a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park this spring? Today the park announced updated facilities, concessions and shuttle information for its 2024 spring season. No reservations are required to enter Bryce Canyon National Park, but planning ahead will help park visitors to enjoy a

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Photos of milepost 2.1 on Emigrant Canyon Road. FHWA engineers conducting an assessment after the flood (left). Temporary repairs completed (right). NPS/Abby Wines

Death Valley National Park reopens 195 miles of roads

Emigrant Canyon, West Side, Ibex, Saratoga, Owlshead & more The National Park Service (NPS) recently reopened 195 miles of roads in Death Valley National Park. Emigrant Canyon, West Side, Ibex, Saratoga, and Owlshead Roads had been closed since they were damaged by flash floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Hilary. Contractors managed by Federal Highway

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Spring is the busiest time of year in Big Bend and park visitors should be prepared for limited parking, full campgrounds and lodging. NPS / C. Negele

Big Bend National Park – Crowds expected during Spring Break.

Spring in the Chihuahuan Desert lures many visitors to remote West Texas, especially during the months of March and April. As travelers seek solace from educational routines, and escape wintry conditions, the park experiences significant increases in visitation. Big Bend is already experiencing record visitation and those who anticipate spending spring break 2024 in the

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