Somewhere along the precipitous gravel road that leads to the Cataloochee Valley, a sign looms large. “No cellphone service.” For hyper-connected, news-addicted individuals such as ourselves, this could have caused panic.
While the Grand Canyon is the primary tourist draw in Northern Arizona, along with the Grand Canyon Railway, which offers daily roundtrip excursions from Williams to the South Rim, there are a variety of other state and national parks, historical sites, museums, cultural events and even an astronomical observatory that capture the attention of out-of-state tourists as well as Arizona residents.
Compromises on infrastructure issues at Five Island Campground have been reached. Three areas of sanitary sewer pipe will be repaired, and warranty will also be extended. The system will also be viewed with a camera before the warranty expires.
Ahead of a busy season for Buffalo Springs Lake, crews are busy making improvements to the lake, to make it more welcoming for families and people with disabilities.
Due to the heavy snow pack and an abundance of hazard trees, the Lodgepole Campground will not open next week as scheduled. This very popular campground will remain closed until May 22.
Getting rid of beetle-infested spruce trees at state campgrounds in the Mat-Su could cost more than $1 million. The State Parks superintendent for the Mat-Su area, Stuart Leidner, said the state is working to secure federal funding through the U.S. Forest Service for the project.
Normally, Louisville State Recreation Area has five lakes. Following last months flooding, park officials said it looked like it only had two. Now, the community has come out to help with the cleanup of one of Nebraska’s most popular state parks.
“I Love My Park Day” is a statewide event sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York to enhance parks, historic sites, and public lands by raising awareness and visibility of the state’s outdoor recreation assets and their needs.
“A lot of it is just getting the fire pits, picnic tables, the sites cleaned up, garbage and that sort of stuff, that have happened over the Winter. Opening the office and restocking it, and hoping we can turn the water on in time, but we need to make sure the ground isn’t frozen to do that,” Clare Agnew, Community Services & Events Manager said
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado offers a much bigger and more accessible dune field than any other unit of the National Park System. These are, in fact, the highest dunes in North America and have been protected since local residents successfully lobbied for a 1932 national monument proclamation.
Dennis and Donna Steinman’s PlainsCraft Conestoga Wagons are more like the Winnebago of covered wagons; they’re intended for those drawn to glamorous camping, or glamping.
To cut down on illegal camping inside municipal boundaries, the District of Squamish is hoping to direct campers to the Foundations site at Cat Lake and the Pit on the Mamquam River Forest Service Road.
A concerned campground visitor Aumun Strickling tells News 10 she packed out bags of garbage from an Applegate Lake campground. Most of which wasn’t hers including two full-size tires.
One of the best things about Los Angeles is that it has mountains, beaches, and deserts all relatively close to its urban zones. Since it can be easy to forget just how close those resources are, this list highlights a few great campsites within about two hours of central LA.
In a controversial, and somewhat surprising decision, Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board decided to deny the development of a large scale RV park along Cape Breton’s Bras d’Or Lakes in Big Pond.
“By the end of April, we hope to have them ready,” said Bill Pott, who co-owns and operates the park with his wife, Kay, and their daughter, Emily Moss.The new campsites and cabins will complete the first phase of a $10.7 million expansion of the park, which included last summer’s opening of Karst Beach and the opening of a Nathan’s Famous hot dog franchise.
Planning a trip to Yosemite, Denali, or one of the other 59 national parks in the United States? Instead of holing up at a chain hotel miles away from the action, consider bunking at one of the many accommodations found right inside or nearby a national park.
Rock Cut laid out exactly when and what will be going on in the park this year. You can read the whole thing here. It sounds like the park is going to look pretty good when it’s all done.