National Parks

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Travel To California’s Joshua Tree National Park

Pack your camping gear and a comfortable pair of hiking boots, then make plans to head on out and enjoy time in the great outdoors at the Joshua Tree National Park.

05/19/2015

Grand Canyon (credit: Randy Yagi)

5 Must-See National Parks In The U.S.

From the highest and lowest points in North America to the world’s largest living things and largest living carnivores, each of America’s national parks has something unique to offer.

04/01/2015

El Capitan and Half Dome (Credit, Randy Yagi)

National Parks Located In Our Own Bay Area Backyard

Take a look at five of the best attractions managed by the U.S. National Park Service near the South Bay.

03/14/2015

Glacier National Park (More Than Just Parks)

Video Project Aimed At Capturing True Beauty Of National Parks May Actually Do Just That

The More Than Just Parks project by brothers Will & Jim Pattiz is a multimedia experience aimed at giving you the feel of the parks you’ve never managed to explore on your own. Here are just a few of their photos:

03/06/2015

Joshua Tree National Park occupies part of California's Mojave Desert. Congress passed a law in 1994 changing its designation from a national monument to national park. The park - about the size of Rhode Island - is mostly wilderness, inhabited by lizards, ground squirrels, bighorn sheep and coyotes. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com)

Plan For Free Admission To National Parks For 4th Graders, Their Families To Be Unveiled

President Barack Obama is turning a historic South Side neighborhood in Chicago into a national monument Thursday, in a visit that also could provide a political lift to the city’s mayor.

02/19/2015

Yosemite National Park (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.

11/26/2014

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies and state authorities eradicated nearly 20,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $30 million at Mount Madonna County Park on July 20, 2011. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Tougher Sentences For Pot Growers Focus On Environmental Damage

Bay Area Congressmen are applauding a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to toughen sentences for illegal marijuana growers whose pot farms damage the environment, particularly on public lands and in national parks.

04/17/2014

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