DENVER (AP) — The Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes plans to return to Colorado this summer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The weeks-long confab that draws tens of thousands of hippie campers to public lands announced this week that the national gathering of possibly 30,000 would be returning to Colorado.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says its seasonal campgrounds are reopening, just in time for spring.
The federally-owned electricity provider said that its camping season began Tuesday and runs through November 15.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The cost of backcountry camping overnight in Grand Canyon National Park will go up this summer.
Park officials announced Monday that the nightly fee for backcountry camping areas will increase from $8 to $12 per person starting July 1.
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can enjoy a free night of camping to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday.
The park says it is authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground.
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will soon begin charging visitors entrance fees for the first time in the 55-year history of the tourist destination in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor is camping outdoors for a planned three-month vigil that will take him through one of the city’s notorious winters to raise money for a child resource center in one of its toughest neighborhoods.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A night in a sleeping bag is costing more at Michigan campgrounds.
Rates have gone up between $2 and $8 a night, depending on the campground and the day, the Department of Natural Resources said.
SACO, Maine (AP) — Maine's state park campers set another record this year.
Maine is home to 48 state parks and historic sites, and attendance and camping at the parks have soared during the coronavirus pandemic.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — No, you’re not imagining it. Camping has gone crazy on Utah’s public lands.
A new report from the advocacy organization Center for Western Priorities released Thursday said occupied reservations for campsites on public lands increased by 39% during peak season from 2014 to 2020.
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — A California wildfire that destroyed 142 structures in the Sierra Nevada last month was human-caused, authorities said Friday, but they did not reveal what led to that conclusion.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Erika Jostad’s baseline for what Grand Teton National Park is like in the summer is skewed by 2021, easily the busiest year in the park’s 92-year-and-running history.
Teton Park’s incoming permanent chief ranger has been in the job for months on an interim basis, during which time she’s overseen some 60 “incident responses” to fire — and that’s with a couple months of wildfire season remaining.
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — The Big South Fork National Recreation Area along the Kentucky-Tennessee border is celebrating a national parks milestone by offering free camping later this month.
The National Park Service will mark its 105th year on Aug.
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can enjoy some free camping this week to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act.
WELD, Maine (AP) — Maine conservation official said camping on a popular hiking mountain has been prohibited due to misuse of the area by some visitors.
The prohibition applies to Tumbledown Mountain, located in the area of Weld in rural Franklin County.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's most popular state parks started doubling camping fees for out-of-state residents on Thursday as required by a new state law.
Still, it will take at least a year to see if the move — intended to help more Idaho residents get spots in the parks — will have the desired effect.
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After recent reports of bears stealing backpacks and food, the U.S. Forest Service is warning hikers and campers to take precautions when visiting a national forest in North Carolina.
FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — A southeast Louisiana state park has new camping, biking and horseback riding options for its visitors...
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — It's been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A former oil and gas well pad has been converted into a campground for visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in New Mexico...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California has temporarily banned overnight camping in some parts of its park after several interactions between campers and foraging bears...
Jim Klug's office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips...
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A man and a woman from North Dakota have died of carbon monoxide poisoning while camping during the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota...
CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged sighting of Bigfoot...
BLUE SPRING STATE PARK, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl is recovering after being bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake while camping at Blue Spring State Park...
For some parents, it can be plenty challenging just to take young children on a trip to the mall. Then there are those who take their tiny hikers into the wilderness...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon set a record for the number of campers at state parks last year, and the number of day-use visitors was the second-highest ever, according to a report by the state's Parks and Recreation Department...
LINCOLN — Campers will pay more for a spot or a room at Nebraska state parks next year.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a staff recommendation Friday that will raise fees on tent and recreational vehicle spots as well as indoor lodging and meeting facilities at state parks starting Jan.
The neighbors were fine with apple picking and toy tractors. Then zombies swarmed the pumpkins and the zoning officer wanted a word.
Agritourism was supposed to be a profit bonanza for Tabora Farms, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and other family-owned U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says...
Big Thicket National Preserve
112,250 acres of land and water with 40 miles of hiking trails in the thick pine forest. Backcountry camping only; no developed campgrounds. 6102 FM 420, Kountze, 409-951-6800; nps.gov/bith.
Exploring nature and sleeping under the stars can be viewed as an economical vacation. But buying gear and booking campsites or renting an RV can add up...
On Hawaii's Big Island, humbled by nature's magnitude (photos)
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK -- It was our eighth full day on the Big Island, and we were in a quandary.
The island's southeast coast was an hour's drive away.
Nearly everyone likes to take their canine best friend out into the wilderness with them for either a day hike or some overnight camping. But first, practice a few dry runs to train your pup so that you both come out alive.
A national recreational vehicle company plans to take over a troubled outdoor-gear retailer after offering the winning bid at a bankruptcy auction.
Illinois-based Camping World will take over certain assets of Gander Mountain of Minnesota and its Overton's boating business if a bankruptcy court on Wednesday approves the deal, according to a statement from Camping World Monday.
Big Thicket National Preserve: 112,250 acres of land and water with 40 miles of hiking trails in the thick pine forest. Backcountry camping only; no developed campgrounds. 6102 FM 420, Kountze, 409-951-6800; nps.gov/bith.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Thieves stole camping gear and a trailer worth more than $10,000 from two Boy Scout troops in the same Montana city over the past month.
Scoutmaster Rick Lindholm tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/1xXWa7J) that a trailer and camping equipment were taken around Jan.