History/Culture

Park Service seeks ways to preserve Oregon Trail ruts

February 2, 2012, 2:19 pm
History can be hard to preserve, especially when the history — a scarred landscape — has been exposed to the elements for more than 140 years. The National Park Service is trying to address the challenge of protecting and interpreting the Oregon Trail. There's little doubt, however, that eventually, nature ...

READ MORE
New signs mark water route of Trail of Tears

February 2, 2012, 12:40 pm
New signs placed along New Madrid's riverfront now mark the Trail of Tears' water route of the Cherokee Indian tribes. The National Park Service signs were erected by the New Madrid city employees earlier this month. Carol S. Clark, interpretive specialist with the National Trails Intermountain Region of the National Park ...

READ MORE
Oracle State Park Reopens

January 30, 2012, 7:30 am
by Ron DunganThe Arizona Republic Celebrate the reopening of Oracle State Park with a free day of guided bird walks, Kannally ranch-house tours, speakers and other attractions on Saturday, Feb. 4. State lawmakers closed the park two years ago because of budget cuts. Several other state parks also were closed or ...

READ MORE
Buffalo Soliders May Get a New Historic Trail

Buffalo SoldiersThe Buffalo Soldiers may finally get the recognition they deserve. The House of Representatives passed a bill this week to examine the possible creation of a new national historic trail.

READ MORE
omey81
I just want to start out at Moon Lake then leave there and backpack into Brown Duck, and spend 2, maybe 3 days there.
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Ashley National Forest, Moon Lake Reservoir, Utah, Backpacking, Civil War, Fly Fishing, Trail Running, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Mountaineering, Native American History, Deer, Lake Fishing, World War II, Elk, Gear, Marine Life, Moose, Wildflowers, Wolves, Caving, Camping, Climbing, History/Culture, Hiking, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Preservation, Safety, Picnicking
5 years ago
0
Answers
ask_erica
24 Answers
2Helpful Answer Rating

It's a short day hike from Moon Lake Campgrounds to the Brown Duck Trail. There's plenty of camping opportunities in nearby East Basin. Please note some trail areas may be inaccessible due to winter weather. For more information, visit the Forest Service's page on Ashley National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley. Have a fun and safe adventure!

5 years ago
00
A Piece of Puerto Rico: The El Yunque National Forest Quarter Debuts

El Yunque National Forest QuarterPuerto Rico’s national forest is receiving some well-deserved recognition. The El Yunque National Forest Quarter is the first America the Beautiful Quarter this year and the eleventh coin in the series.

READ MORE
Experience Mount Rushmore in 3-D

Mount Rushmore in 3-D? Believe it. In addition to viewing the famous Mount Rushmore National Monumentmonument from afar in South Dakota, you can now take an intimate virtual tour of the site from your home computer.

READ MORE
Visitor Information

Seasonality/Weather Days are typically clear with less than 25 precent humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high/low of 85 and 50°F (29 and 10°C) respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are ...

READ MORE
Who's Who at the Park

Joshua Tree National Park Association Since 1962, the Joshua Tree National Park Association is the primary educational partner for the Joshua Tree National Park. The association's Desert Institute provides weekend science and history classes in the park. (760) ...

READ MORE
Who's Who at the Park

Mesa Verde Museum Association The Mesa Verde Bookstore is operated by the Mesa Verde Museum Association, a non-profit organization partnered with Mesa Verde National Park since 1930. Mesa Verde Museum Association, in cooperation with the National Park Service and Mesa Verde National Park, assists and supports various interpretive programs, research ...

READ MORE
Syndicate content