National Parks Traveler: Recovering Yellowstone

National Parks Traveler: Recovering Yellowstone

Climate change is materializing in various ways across the National Park System. Houses have been falling into the Atlantic at Cape Hatteras National Seashore as a result of sea level rise and shifting of the barrier island, wildfires have been…

Aftermath of Lamar River flooding in Yellowstone National Park.

Aftermath of Lamar River flooding in Yellowstone National Park.

This National Park Service video shows the aftermath of flooding along the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park on June 12-13, 2022. This footage along the park’s Northeast Entrance Road near the Trout Lake Trailhead was taken June 23 by…

Putting beavers to work in the National Park System.

Putting beavers to work in the National Park System.

You can add beavers to the list of ecological engineers in nature, and national parks in the West are taking advantage of their skills. In the coming weeks and months, the National Parks Traveler will examine how the Park Service…

National Parks Traveler Episode 181: Musical Kīlauea

National Parks Traveler Episode 181: Musical Kīlauea

If you’re interested in volcanoes, you need not go further than our national parks to get your fill. Eighty-four units of the National Park System have volcanic resources. These parks run the gamut of having very active volcanic features to…

Fort Larned National Historic Site holds the best-preserved Civil War-era frontier fort.

Fort Larned National Historic Site holds the best-preserved Civil War-era frontier fort.

A visit to Fort Larned National Historic Site in Kansas offers a chance to see how Civil War-era soldiers lived on the western frontier in the 1860s. Fort Larned is the best-preserved fort from that era in the National Park…

National Parks Traveler|Homestead National Historical Park

National Parks Traveler|Homestead National Historical Park

Homestead National Historical Park near Beatrice, Nebraska, isn’t that big, just 211 acres, but as the saying goes, it plays much, much bigger. Here you’ll find the National Museum on Homesteading, historic buildings including the Palmer-Epard log cabin that despite…

National Parks Traveler | Exploring Fort Larned National Historic Site

National Parks Traveler | Exploring Fort Larned National Historic Site

The beauty of the National Park System is that there are more than 400 units that you can choose to visit, and each has a unique perspective showcasing the United States’ history, natural beauty, or cultural Fort Larned is…

Audio Postcards From The Parks: Stitching National Parks Together

Audio Postcards From The Parks: Stitching National Parks Together

Though Nancy Hershberger might be dismissed by “traditional” quilters, her patchwork designs capture a setting deserving a spot in an art gallery, or a wall in your True, her quilts won’t cover your bed or keep you physically warm…

Protecting The Grizzly Giant At Yosemite From The Washburn Fire

Protecting The Grizzly Giant At Yosemite From The Washburn Fire

Firefighters set up sprinkler systems around the Grizzly Giant in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park to protect it from the Washburn In this video from the National Park Service, forest ecologist Garrett Dickman explains…

National Parks Traveler |Walking Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

National Parks Traveler |Walking Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

There are 423 units in the National Park System, but a surprising number of people focus on about two dozen Last year, when roughly 300 million visited the park system, just 25 units – the Yellowstones, Grand Canyon’s, Zions,…