Tag Archives: National Park Service

Creepytings Vandalizes National Parks: How Stupid Can You Be?

The US National Park Service is investigating a woman who recently traveled from New York to a series of Western states in order to paint unsightly drivel all over a number of America’s most pristine and most iconic national parks. … Continue reading

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National Parks Impact Local Economies

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” said National Park Service Director … Continue reading

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National Parks Impact Local Economies

The economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots are significant—as long as access to those areas is preserved. The National Park Service concludes that, nationwide, the country’s parks contributed more than $14.7 … Continue reading

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2014 Fee Free Days at National Parks

Circle the dates on the calendar and plan your trip—America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays! The 2014 entrance fee-free days are: January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 15-17: … Continue reading

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National Park Service Accused of Gestapo Tactics at Yellowstone

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Massachusetts resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry, and … Continue reading

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National Parks Lose $76M Per Day During Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown’s toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending, and lost revenue to the US federal government. Lost revenue to the federal government, in the form of entrance fees and rentals equals $450,000 … Continue reading

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New River Gorge National River Receives Flagship RV Park

The National Park Service (NPS) is constructing a new flagship campground with power and water hookups and drive-in sites for recreational vehicles at the southern end of the New River Gorge National River. The new Meadow Creek Campground is located … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Visited National Parks in 2012

More than 282 million people visited America’s national parks in 2012, an increase of more than 3 million over 2011. It was the sixth highest annual visitation in the history of the National Park Service, despite nearly 2 million fewer … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Parks during National Park Week

Each spring the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 20–28, YOU are invited to get to know your national parks. All national park … Continue reading

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2013 Fee Free Days at National Parks & Federal Lands

From sea to shining sea, the United States has some of the most breath taking national parks and scenic wonderlands. Every national park has very important significance embedded into the landscape and has been passed down for generations now and … Continue reading

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