The Best things in life are free! Fee Free National Park Week announced April 17- 25!

Today, the greatest value in american recreational destinations got even better as the National Park Service announced the first of what we hope will be several free visitation periods this year. Yosemite National Park? Free! Yellowstone National Park? Free! Acadia National Park? Free! Disney World? Not free. Major League Baseball Tickets? Sorry. Not free. Tickets to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Not on your life. That skywalk near the grand canyon?

Spring plowers bring may flowers at Yellowstone National Park

With oversnow travel ending in Yellowstone National Park this week, National Park Service maintenance crews will be out in force as begin clearing roads. As

The park's interior roads will reopen to automobile travel between mid-April and the end of May.  On Friday, April 16, the roads from Yellowstone’s North and West Entrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful, open to visitors.

Coin collectors and drinking game fans excited by release of America the Beautiful quarters.

Starting next month, the United States Mint will issue the first of 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.

Permits! Get your permits! Half Dome Cable permits available this Monday for May and June.

In the few times that I've visited Yosemite National Park, an equal number of unfortunate souls lost their lives plummeting as they ascended half-dome, the iconic and oft-climbed granite outcropping for which the park is so well known. Last summer, one climber fell as he was descending the rock. It was the first fatality on the wall since 2007, when a Japanese visitor fell after leaving the safety of the cable to collect his dropped water bottle (at least according to witnesses).

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