News About Olympic National Park Area

Find news about happenings in the park and communities such as Seattle.

A bear stops traffic in Cades Cove. Photo by Edd Prince via Wikimedia Commons

Bad Selfies: 5 Dangerous Photo Spots in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Don’t pose too close to wildlife, in waterfalls, rivers and streams, or off the trail. Ouch! Here are suggestions on how to take pain-free photos. Read More...

Solar Eclipse

Witness the Total Solar Eclipse at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mark your calendar for an extraordinary cosmic spectacle happening across the U.S. On Aug. 21, there will be a total solar eclipse visible over Tenn. and N.C. Read More...


Wildfires Lead To Closure of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wildfires burning in and near the national park, closed the park on Monday, Nov. 28, and caused residents in fire-impacted areas to flee from their homes. Read More...

The baggage claim area at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville has been transformed into an immersive visit to nine NPS units including GSMNP. Photo by YouTube

New Murals of National Parks at McGhee Tyson Airport

On April 21st, 2016 new murals showcasing the regional National Parks of Eastern Tennessee were revealed at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville. Read More...

Boy on a forest trail

4th Graders Can Visit Parks Free For a Year

Students in the 4th grade can get a free annual entry pass for their family to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Read More...