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New River Gorge National River Receives Flagship RV Park

New River Gorge National River Receives Flagship RV Park

September 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Park Service (NPS) is constructing a new flagship campground with power and water hookups and drive-in sites for recreational vehicles at the southern end of the New River Gorge National River. The new Meadow Creek Campground is located on the banks of the New River about two miles downstream of the Sandstone Visitor […]

It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

September 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Set in the mountain community of Williams, Arizona—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park an ideal place to unwind and relax. Adjacent to the historic train depot, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is just two blocks from Route 66 and downtown Williams. Canyon Railway RV Park offers three types of RV […]

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

August 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either relocated or euthanized by rangers because they posed an obvious human safety risk to campers. […]

Top 10 National Parks for Camping

Top 10 National Parks for Camping

July 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

National parks provide the opportunity to explore nature at its best. From the diversity of beautiful wildlife to the endless possibilities in their miles of trails these parks have much to offer in new experiences, sights, and sounds. Camping in America’s national parks allows a visitor to more fully appreciate the beauty of America’s natural treasures. There […]

National Parks without the Crowds

National Parks without the Crowds

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RVers love national parks. From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines and from white sand deserts to steep gorges and canyons, some of America’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions are found within its extensive national park system. Most people know about the popular and most-visited parks including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, and […]

Ancient Desert Water Hole: Montezuma Well

Ancient Desert Water Hole: Montezuma Well

June 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Montezuma Well is a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument located approximately 11 miles north of the park. It’s not actually a well and has nothing to do with Montezuma but being wrongly named doesn’t detract at all from its serene beauty. This unique geological feature is a limestone sink formed long ago by […]

Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument

Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument

June 13, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

“Paso por aqui, el adelantado Don Juan de Oñate, del descubrimiento de la mar del sur a 16 de Abril de 1605.” Translated, the inscription proclaims: “Passed by here, the expedition leader Don Juan de Oñate, from the discovery of the Sea of the South the 16th of April of 1605.” While Oñate’s inscription is […]

National Parks – A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks

National Parks – A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks

December 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

National Parks – A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks By Erin McHugh Published at Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers About the book “During National Parks Week, we reaffirm our need to maintain connections to the natural world.” —President Barack Obama President Obama has shared his views that it’s important for all of […]

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a desert mountain environment with more than half of its 86,000-plus acres designated as wilderness. Authorized on 1966 and established by Congress September 30, 1972, the national park lies along the northern limits of the state’s “boot heel” and shares a border with New […]

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

August 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

If you are looking for an exciting vacation with beautiful views then consider exploring Forest Service lands in the Northern Rockies for beautiful landscapes, scenic byways, historic trails, and diverse wildlife. For sheer beauty and allure, few regions match the Northern Rockies. Discover a convenient new way to research and plan absolutely incredible Rocky Mountain […]

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