National Parks

The United States has 59 designated national parks and 342 other sites, including national monuments and memorials, that fall under the National Park Service, created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. The first national park was Yellowstone National Park, created in 1872. For pictures, news and information on national parks, read below.
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Banned Drone May Have Damaged Yellowstone Spring
Yellowstone visitors view Grand Prismatic from a nearby boardwalk
August 8th, 2014
If you're heading to a U.S. national park this summer, please leave your drone at home. One drone crash at Yellowstone National Park may have caused environmental damage to one of the park's iconic hot springs.
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Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats
Boston's Faneuil Hall, climate change, national parks
May 20th, 2014
A new report looks at the U.S. cultural heritage sites most threatened by rising seas, wildfires, and storms.
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Drones Banned from All US National Parks
Grand Canyon National Park
July 3rd, 2014
Drones have been banned from all national parks in the United States, according to new regulations established by U.S. government officials.
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Drones Outlawed in 2 US National Parks
Yosemite National Park
May 7th, 2014
Camera-carrying drones may be the latest tech fad, but some national parks in the United States are banning the robotic flyers, with one location imposing stiff penalties for anyone who flies a drone within park boundaries.
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Shutdown Caused National Park Visits to Drop
places to disconnect
March 10th, 2014
Thanks to the government shutdown and Hurricane Sandy, America's national parks saw a three percent drop in visitors last year from 2012.
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Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo)
canyonlands national park from space
June 6th, 2014
A new satellite image reveals the grabens of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. These long valleys are caused by a moving layer of salt far below the surface.
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Keeping Bears Away From Humans Works -- In Some Places
bears, conservation, national parks
March 13th, 2014
Hot dogs and donuts and bears, oh my!
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