This land is our land: The bitter debate over America’s public spaces

A debate over the fate of federal lands has intensified. It’s an ideological battle with all the Washington, D.C., hallmarks—behind-the-scenes political maneuvering, influence peddling, and media wars. One side slanders their opponents as short-haired women and long-haired men—elitists who are impediments to progress. Their adversaries, who contend they are dealing with none other than Satan … [ Read more]

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Pendelton and Rogue partner to brew a national park beer

  Rogue Ales and Pendleton Woolen Mills are celebrating Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park in the best way possible: by creating a specialty beer in its honor. Pendleton Pale Ale, brewed with hops and malts grown on Rogue Farms in Oregon, is a “crisp and refreshing ode to Oregon’s dramatic Crater Lake National Park that comes in … [ Read more]

Is overcrowding endangering our National Parks?

The success of campaigns like the National Park Service’s Find Your Park and others from state tourism offices has created a huge demand at our nation’s parks—which is proving to be a bit too much of a good thing, reports National Public Radio. Last year, a record 305 million people visited national parks. That’s more … [ Read more]

The National Park Service proves that some things in life actually are free

The National Park Service is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year by offering free admission to each of the 409 parks on 16 days in 2016. The first day is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 18. There is one national park in Minnesota—Voyageurs—and a handful of nationally designated areas, including Grand Portage National Monument, the … [ Read more]

National Treasures: Touring America’s National Parks on a Beer Adventure

50campfires is the camping authority with camping tips, recipes, gear reviews & more! Visit for more content about the great outdoors. Illustration by David Witt How many National Parks can you name? Be honest. We’re guessing the answer isn’t all 58. The marquee parks like Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone seem to get all the … [ Read more]

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