US Forest Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Weeks Act

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation today (March 2) recognizing the beginning of the centennial celebration of a landmark piece of environmental legislation...

Budget Request for $2.9 Billion for National Park Service

The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget includes a request of $2.9 billion for the National Park Service. The request continues vital support for critical national recreation...

Great Smoky Visitors Can Now Check Road Conditions Digitally

Visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park may now sign up to receive status updates about the park’s most frequently used roads via text message or...

2011 NPS Fee-Free Days

Again this year the National Park Service will offer several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Mark your calendar...

No Fireworks on National Forests for New Year’s

 The U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors that fireworks are prohibited on National Grassland and National Forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are...

Fee-Free Park Entrance on Veterans Day

Day-use fees at many federally managed lands will be waived today, November 11, 2010, to celebrate Veterans Day, to honor our nation’s veterans and...

National Parks Honor Veterans by Waiving Entrance Fees on November 11

Come visit one of America’s almost 400 national parks on Veterans Day. In recognition of current and former servicemen and -women, all national parks...

Filmmaker Ken Burns Teams With Tauck for National Park Tours

Documentarian Ken Burns is partnering with Connecticut-based Tauck Tours to create two park-themed, RV-based tours. The first, a 10-day trip called "Spirit of...

An Awesome Winter Spectacle

The Grand Canyon is an awesome place come any season of the year. The majesty of the canyon, the depth, the awesome beauty, the...