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Parking area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

America's Most Popular National Park To Start Charging for Parking

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited and one of only a handful with no admission fee, will institute a parking fee to pay for much-needed maintenance.

April 7, 2022 - WBIR

Mountain Lion

L.A. Wildlife Crossing To Break Ground This Spring

The planned wildlife bridge spanning an eight-lane freeway will be the world's largest and most ambitious project of its kind.

January 18, 2022 - Curbed

National Parks

The 15 Most Popular National Parks

America is home to 63 wonderful national parks. Find out which ones had the most visitors in 2020.

November 16, 2021 - Travel And Leisure

National Parks

Exploring the Outdoors in a Socially and Environmentally Responsible Manner

To travel ethically, visitors to national parks need to be more mindful and better understand the history of the parks and their impacts on these spaces and surrounding communities.

September 22, 2021 - The Guardian

National Parks

How the National Park Service Uses GIS

A new book demonstrates how the National Park Service uses GIS technology to meet its mission and showcases a selection of maps used for effectively managing national parks.

July 13, 2021 - ESRI

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Parks Overwhelmed by Record Numbers of Visitors

Already understaffed and underfunded, the agencies that manage state and national parks are struggling to keep up with the spike in demand for outdoor recreation over the past year.

July 4, 2021 - High Country News

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Return of the National Parks

After more than a year of COVID-19-related restrictions and limited travel, rising attendance figures across national parks show Americans are eager to explore the great outdoors.

June 16, 2021 - CNN

Yosemite

Opinion: We're Loving Our National Parks to Death

A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.

June 8, 2021 - MinnPost

Yellowstone National Park

Avoiding Crowds at National Parks

With the pandemic and associated restrictions for a long year, people want to get outside more than ever. National parks are popular destinations and some are getting plenty of visitors, but there are ways to avoid the crowds.

March 21, 2021 - AARP

Women's History Month

History of Trailblazing Women Celebrated at National Parks

Learn about ten national parks that preserve and share the stories of women whose vision, tenacity, and resilience helped them to change history forever.

March 15, 2021 - NPF Blog

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