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National Parks In D.C. Area Called $929 Million Boon

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



Rock Slide Closes C&O Canal Trail’s Paw Paw Tunnel

The National Park Service says a rock slide has closed the Paw Paw Tunnel in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.



Big Slackwater Section Could Reopen Next Month

A broken link in America’s longest national park is nearly fixed.



Harriet Tubman National Park Sought In Maryland

Senator Ben Cardin is making another push to create national parks in Maryland and New York dedicated to Harriet Tubman.


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Assateague Island Waives Fees For Park Week

Assateague Island National Seashore is waiving its entrance fee for National Park Week, allowing free access to the shore in both Maryland and Virginia.