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Muir Woods (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Free Entrance To National Parks Offered This Weekend

This weekend may be the perfect time to visit a national park, as entrance fees are being waived for the third time this year.

04/16/2015

National Park Service (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

National Parks Call On Americans To ‘Find Your Park’

After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.

03/31/2015

Michael Dahl was last seen in the Lower Yosemite Falls area on Saturday about 10 a.m.

Marin Man Who Went Missing In Yosemite National Park For 2 Days Found Safe

A 20-year-old Marin County man missing for two days in Yosemite National Park has been found alive.

03/23/2015

View from inside the rescue chopper of the collapsed cliff (circled in red). (CBS)

Hikers Tumble 70 Feet After Cliff Collapses At Point Reyes Hiking Trail, 1 Dead

A woman who died in a rockslide at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday has been identified by the Marin County coroner’s office as 58-year-old San Francisco resident Nancy Blum.

03/21/2015

A flag flies on a ferry as it approaches Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Marina District Residents Want To Block Plans For Alcatraz Ferry Service From Fort Mason

The National Park Service has a plan the could move to the ferry service to Alcatraz from from Embarcadero to Fort Mason in the Marina District where some residents are fuming.

03/09/2015

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Will San Francisco Ocean Beach Bonfires Continue? Park Service Deciding On Future Of Tradition

The future of bonfires at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach will get a hearing Thursday evening at a public meeting hosted by the National Park Service.

02/05/2015

1882 Winchester Rifle

Mystery Find: 1882 Winchester Rifle Discovered Leaning Against Tree In Eastern Nevada Mountains

The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November.

01/18/2015

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

Point Reyes Visitors Warned Against Collecting Shellfish At Closed Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Site

The warning follows the Wednesday closure of the Drake’s Bay Oyster Co., which agreed in October to shut down following a long legal battle with the U.S. Interior Department over the loss of its lease.

01/02/2015

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British guide Adrian Ballinger scales a rock face in the Donner Summit area of Lake Tahoe, California on August 19, 2014. Ballinger's "Rapid Ascent" programme aims to help climbers scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 42 days. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Man Plunges To His Death While Rock Climbing In Utah

The National Park Service says a 47-year-old San Jose man rock-climbing in Utah’s Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.

10/21/2014

Drake's Bay Oyster Farm appeal declined by Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Settles Dispute With National Park Service, Will Close At End Of 2014

The National Park Service announced a joint filing of a settlement agreement Monday that would end ongoing litigation between Drakes Bay Oyster Company pending a U.S. District Court’s approval.

10/06/2014

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