National Park Week 2012

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
April 19, 2012

  Green River at Turnhole Bend at Mammoth Cave National Park. Photo credit: Vickie Carson Camping season is just around the corner, though with the gorgeous weather we have been having many of you have probably already enjoyed your favorite park or an extended weekend away from home. Sunday, April... Read more »

What is Homeland Security doing in our border parks?

Glacier National Park is one of many national parks within H.R. 15050's proposed 100-mile zone of potential impact.

Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
April 19, 2012

As a long-term advocate for motorized and non-motorized outdoor recreation, I see a plethora of news stories every day about public lands, camping, RVs and off-road trails, among countless others. Usually I either delete the story, or if it has merit, post it online or file it away in one of my story... Read more »

Enjoy National Park Week April 21-29 & Help Preserve National Parks!

April 11, 2012

Commonly referred to as “America’s best idea,” the national parks are awe-inspiring places that provide a deep connection to our country’s heritage, and to nature. But threats to the parks and to their funding are impacting park wildlife, water and air quality, and require our attention and support.... Read more »

Tents for Troops Aims for Free Military Camping

April 3, 2012

Tents for Troops has created a petition on the White House’s “We the People” site asking President Obama to issue an executive order compelling parks/recreation areas on all federal lands to allow free camping for active military and active reserves. Visit www.tentsfortroops.com for more information,... Read more »

Chaco Launches Made in the USA Custom Sandal Program

March 27, 2012

Press Release ROCKFORD, Mich. (March 27, 2012) – Responding to the extraordinary emotional connection its consumers have with the brand, Chaco launches MyChacos, a one-of-a-kind “Made in the USA” custom sandal program. Over the past two decades, Chaco has developed a loyal and active community... Read more »

Yellowstone National Park Road Improvements

March 16, 2012

Finding your way around Yellowstone National Park will soon be easier with the announcement of a project to rebuild 16 miles of roadway within the park. The approved plan calls for the reconstruction of a portion of the northern section of Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Loop Road. A Finding of No... Read more »

REI Adventures Announces 2012 Fantasy Trips

Machu Picchu

March 16, 2012

REI Adventures Machu Picchu Looking to visit unforgettable international destinations without the hassle of planning? REI Adventures, a leader in guided global active adventure travel, has announced its 2012 lineup of trips that will take travelers around the world. From hiking and ice climbing to cycling... Read more »

Westmoreland State Park Re-Opens After Hurricane Damage

Westmoreland State Park

Amanda Lepinski
March 16, 2012

Westmoreland State Park In 2011, Virginia’s Westmoreland State Park celebrated its 75th anniversary and was also forced to close last August after being ravaged by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The storms took out more than 1,000 of the park’s trees, and with more than 20 inches of rain... Read more »

Vicksburg National Military Park Restoration

Vicksburg National Military Park

March 16, 2012

Vicksburg National Military Park Historic Arch In 2009, Vicksburg National Military Park’s Cultural Landscape Plan and Environmental Assessment received the green light to restore the historic park by removing woodland cover, maintenance of the landscape and making the park more visually accessible... Read more »

New Hampshire Seeking Ride-Friendly Campground

Ride-Friendly Campground

March 16, 2012

The new ride-friendly campground would cater to ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts. The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation’s Bureau of Trails is seeking a private-public partnership for the development and management of a proposed campground at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, New Hampshire.... Read more »

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