Latest National Park Service News

North Carolina political consultant dies after weekend coastal boat accident

May. 30, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

HARKERS ISLAND, N.C (AP) — A veteran North Carolina Democratic political consultant died over the weekend after he was ejected from the boat he was riding in near some of the state's barrier islands, the National Park Service said on Tuesday. Conen Morgan, 42, of Raleigh, whose...

Officials: Epic California snowpack among biggest on record

Apr. 03, 2023 17:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's epic snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada could top records, state officials said Monday, and significant flooding is expected when it melts and flows down from the mountains. Just months after the state was dangerously deep in drought, its...

Acadia National Park increases entry fees effective Saturday

Mar. 28, 2023 17:04 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service approved the first entrance fee increase in five years for Acadia National Park, officials said Tuesday. Much of the fee increase effective Saturday will give a boost to the Island Explorer bus system, which is critical to...