Latest National Park Service News

Park Service clears homeless encampment near White House

Feb. 15, 2023 21:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Park Service employees on Wednesday swept through a large homeless encampment three blocks from the White House, tearing down dozens of tents and warning that people who resisted would be subject to arrest. Workers in white jumpsuits used rakes, shovels...

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...