Documentary Captures Spirit of America's Wildest Refuge

Alaska is a magical place. It's wild and rugged and offers sweeping landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a true sense of wilderness. An amazing documentary, titled America’s Wildest Refuge: Discovering the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, offers a chance to view some of Alaska's most majestic scenery.

The hour-long documentary offers sweeping views of the refuge, as well as great shots of the wildlife that call it home. We've found a trailer of America's Wildest Refuge, which is definitely worth your time.

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter release ceremony on Aug. 30

The ceremony for the Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter will take place Tuesday, August 30 at the USS Cairo Museum located on the grounds of the park. The ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Central Time (CT).

MLK Memorial Dedication set for August 28

Washington will soon have a new memorial for visitors to explore. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is set to be dedicated on August 28, 2011. It marks the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's March on Washington and historic "I Have a Dream" speech. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow at 2 p.m.

Win Great Gear in our Outdoor Retailer Twitter Contest!

To celebrate Outdoor Retailer, the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gear show, we’re giving away our favorite gear via Twitter!

Outdoor Retailer, also known as OR, brings together retailers and media members with over 1,000 brands in the business of producing and selling the active outdoor lifestyle.

To win some of our favorite gear from OR, simply look for @OhRanger tweets using the #ORShow hashtag, and then retweet them.

World Ranger Day is July 31, 2011

Each year July 31 marks World Ranger Day and the anniversary of the founding of the International Ranger Federation. The day encourages people to remember those rangers who have been injured or killed while on duty.

Sweet Deal: Save 25% at Xanterra’s Online Park Shops

Bring the Parks HomeBring the parks home with this sweet deal, good through the end of July.

Did you run out of time to grab the perfect souvenir during your last national park adventure? Do you need a great trip-planning book or video in advance of your summer vacation?

GreenXC Will Travel Cross-Country to Raise Money for Parks and Forests

GreenXC LogoWe recently crossed paths with a group of young, adventurous travelers called GreenXC. Their goal is to help raise awareness about national parks, forests and other public lands by traveling cross-country exclusively via rideshares.

To become a national park, or to not to become one

By Naomi Legros

The last army post from the Civil War that is still in use today is scheduled to be shut down by September 2011. As this date draws closer, there has been a strong public push to have Fort Monroe, a 565-acre National Historic Landmark recognized as a national park as well.

Free Trolley Program in Gatlinburg!

As the Great Smoky Mountains National Park enters its summer peak, Gatlinburg has announced its new free Parkway Trolley Program which began on June 27th. The free trolley runs from Traffic Light Number One, which is located near the north end of the town to Light Number 10, located at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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