Some campers finding "closed" signs at federally-operated campgrounds are getting their nature kicks at state parks. Some parks are seeing a slight increase in visitation because of the government shutdown.
A worker at Cumberland Island National Seashore has discovered the remains of what could be a Confederate warship. The islands off Georgia’s historic coast are no stranger to shipwrecks. But this particular vessel has captured the attention of residents more than most.
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are asking the public to give them guidance on the seashore's core values. It's all part of an effort to update foundation documents at all of the National Park System's nearly 400 sites across the country. Foundation documents don't provide specific management actions but do guide policy decisions.
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are asking the public to give them guidance on the seashore's core values. It's all part of a an effort to update Foundation Documents at all of the National Park System's nearly 400 units across the country.
The National Park Service has given the go ahead for Cumberland Island National Seashore to raze three-homes that recently came into agency's possession. The decision finalizes a plan spelling out how the Seashore will use seven island homes that two years ago became public property under agreements signed in the 1970's.
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
A 55-acre fire is burning at the center of Cumberland Island National Seashore. Officials say the fire originated south of Willow Pond trail between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. As of Thursday, 30 percent of the blaze was contained.
High surf from Hurricane Irene this weekend washed away more than sand. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles were near the end of their nesting season when the storm lashed the beaches. Turtle-watchers spotted numerous examples of nests that just disappeared after Irene.
Visitors to Cumberland Island can request van tours to the island's remotest sections starting this week. Congress mandated the tours in 2004. National Seashore superintendent Fred Boyles says it took the park service seven years to begin the tours because officials had to put the van tours through a lengthy review process.
Officials with the National Park Service have unveiled their plans for what to do with seven properties. The properties were once private. But now they've come into NPS control. One historic home could become a public education center. But some want to keep it private because they believe NPS can't keep it up.