National Parks

  • Yellowstone hot spot melts asphalt road

    7/11/14 10:31 AM

    The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.

  • Washington-area national park visitors spent $929 million in 2012

    3/4/14 5:09 AM

    The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation's capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.

  • Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

    3/3/14 2:17 PM

    A new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Virginia's national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion in economic benefits with more than 23 million visits in 2012.