Latest National Park Service News

Officials: 55-foot yacht runs aground on N. Carolina coast

Jan. 25, 2022 16:03 PM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A 55-foot yacht has washed ashore on the North Carolina coast, the latest vessel to be victimized in shifting sands in recent months, officials said. The Vivens Aqua ran aground around 1 a.m. Tuesday near the south end of Ocracoke Island, according to the...

Historic Masonic lodge in Detroit added to National Registry

Jan. 23, 2022 09:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Masonic lodge in Detroit has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, in part because of its contributions to the civil rights movement. The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge on Detroit’s east side was added Wednesday to the National Park...

Bullock an initial board member for public lands foundation

Jan. 20, 2022 14:40 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze are two of the first four board members of a new nonprofit foundation created to help leverage public and private funds to conserve, protect and restore land managed by the Bureau of...

San Diego man found dead in Joshua Tree National Park

Jan. 19, 2022 15:48 PM EST

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego man was found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Wednesday. The body was found Monday morning at the base of Sentinel Wall, a short distance from the Hidden Valley Nature Trail, the National Park Service said. ...

Senators aim to remove racist’s name from traffic circle

Jan. 19, 2022 12:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s U.S. senators have introduced legislation to remove the name of a segregationist former lawmaker from a prominent Washington-area traffic circle. Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin said in a statement Tuesday that they are seeking to...

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road

Jan. 13, 2022 21:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate. About half the mostly gravel road...

FBI, National Park Service seek help after body found

Jan. 13, 2022 13:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI and the National Park Service are asking for the public's help in an investigation into the discovery of a body along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina last year. A news release from the park service says parkway personnel received a report...

Asheville corridor of Blue Ridge Parkway reopens after storm

Jan. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One section of the Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened to traffic, but much of the road remains closed across western North Carolina, officials said. The 469-mile parkway, which climbs in elevation north and south of Asheville, was shut down on Jan. 2 in advance...

Man found dead in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Jan. 03, 2022 20:31 PM EST

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — The body of a 75-year-old man was found after he apparently fell from a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park late Sunday night on Hawaii's Big Island, authorities said. The National Park Service says family members reported...

New year, no ramps: West Virginia parks nix harvesting

Dec. 31, 2021 12:06 PM EST

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Beginning with the new year, visitors will no longer be allowed to harvest ramps within the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River in West Virginia. The National Park Service...