National Park News

From Yosemite and Sequoia to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, then all the way over to our home in the Smokies and up to Acadia or down to Everglades, National Park Outfitters has all the latest U.S. national park news right here:

  • Great Smoky Mountains closes Cades Cove area over black bear encounter

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed a section of the popular Cades Cove after a habituated black bear scratched a visitor. “After a visitor within their vehicle encountered a bear that has become habituated to humans and vehicles, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Rich Mountain Road in the Cades Cove area will be closed to all traffic starting Saturday, AugustContinue…

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  • Arches National Park Rangers’ Top 10 Tips for Visiting

    Arches National Park is unmissable. And by planning ahead with these ranger tips, you’ll have the best trip possible. Located in southeastern Utah, Arches is a breathtaking wonderland known for its unique geological formations and stunning landscapes. The park’s most iconic features are its more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, which have been carved overContinue…

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  • Arches National Park Rangers find 66-year-old dead off trail

    Arches National Park officials report the late visitor as a 66-year-old man from Austin, Texas who became “overdue” during his trip. Grand County Sheriff’s office would receive an Attempt to Locate (ATL) on the morning of August 1, 2023. The subject was a 66-year-old man from Austin, Texas, missing in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.Continue…

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  • Cougar attack on 8-year-old in Olympic was non-fatal

    At around 6:30 PM on Saturday, July 29, Olympic National Park officials were notified that a child had been attacked by a cougar while recreating at Lake Angeles. The child, an 8-year-old, was camping with family when the mountain lion struck. Thankfully, and according to Olympic’s media release, “The cougar casually abandoned its attack afterContinue…

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  • Yellowstone to cull ‘Nonnative brook trout’ from Soda Butte Creek

    In their latest media release, Yellowstone National Park officials announce their plan to remove all nonnative species from Soda Butte Creek. Yellowstone National Park (YELL), in coordination with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Custer Gallatin National Forest, “will resume the Soda Butte Creek Native Fish Restoration Project near the Northeast Entrance,” the park reportsContinue…

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