Honoring our Heroes

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
May 21, 2012

Those serving active duty within the U.S. Military, as well as their dependents, will receive an annual pass offering free admission to all 397 national parks, according to a National Park Service (NPS) press release. Passes were made available starting on May 19, national Armed Forces Day. The complimentary... Read more »

Cool Camps for Kids: Kanakuk Kamps Adventure Series

May 17, 2012

Kanakuk Kamps Launches An Adventure Series in Summer 2012 Kanakuk Kamps is adding a brand-new series to its repertoire during the summer of 2012. The Kanakuk Adventure Series is the eighth type of Kamp for kids offered by Kanakuk and the adventure-seeker’s ultimate summer experience. The Kanakuk Adventure... Read more »

Coleman Partners with NWF to Support Great American Backyard Campout

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Press Release
May 3, 2012

WICHITA, Kan. – The Coleman Company, Inc. has partnered with National Wildlife Federation to become a national sponsor of Great American Backyard Campout. As part of its sponsorship, Coleman will be inviting families across the nation to get outside during the annual camping-focused event on June 23,... Read more »

Have a Kid-Friendly Memorial Weekend

Check out the shark and ray touchpool at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
May 2, 2012

If you’re headed through Oregon this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28), be sure to stop into the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Billed as an interactive children’s exhibit, The Sea & Me opens Memorial Weekend with a Saturday performance by Radio Disney – something kids of all ages will enjoy. Check... Read more »

Pitch In To Clean Up This Land!

Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
April 24, 2012

Everyone can join in the nationwide Good Sam Club Cleanup Days this May With any time spent enjoying the outdoors, whether it be at our national parks, city spaces or driving down the open highway, it’s evident that any places attracting people could use an occasional cleanup. As part of a 16-year... Read more »

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 »

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