Latest National Park Service News

West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park adds 45 acres

Jan. 18, 2023 04:03 AM EST

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — America's newest national park just got bigger. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia has added 45 acres to the area designated as a preserve, the National Park Service said in a news release Tuesday. The tract, on Beury Mountain...

USS Arizona survivor: Honor those killed at Pearl Harbor

Dec. 05, 2022 19:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — USS Arizona sailor Lou Conter lived through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though his battleship exploded and sank after being pierced by aerial bombs. That makes the now 101-year-old somewhat of a celebrity, especially on the anniversary of the Dec. 7,...

Woman dies on hike in Utah's Zion Park, husband rescued

Nov. 25, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah's Zion National Park, officials said. The married couple were on a permitted, 16-mile (25-kilometer) hike through the park area...

Grand Canyon park changes campground name that haunted tribe

Nov. 22, 2022 14:32 PM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — For years, the Indian Garden name assigned to a popular Grand Canyon campground has been a painful reminder for a Native American tribe that was displaced by the national park. Now, the name will finally be changed. The...

Hollywood Hills Chihuahua killed by LA's famous cougar, P-22

Nov. 21, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that killed a Chihuahua while the little dog was being walked on leash in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month is the famed cougar P-22, the National Park Service confirmed Monday. P-22 wears a tracking collar as part of a park service study and...

Mountain lion found dead along Los Angeles interstate

Nov. 10, 2022 20:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion was found dead early Thursday along Interstate 405 on the west side of Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said. The cougar was removed from the southbound lanes near Mulholland Drive around 1 a.m. and will be examined by the state...

Feds resume study of restoring grizzlies to North Cascades

Nov. 10, 2022 15:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday hailed a decision by the Biden administration to resume studying whether grizzly bears should be restored to the remote North Cascades mountains in Washington state. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...