EXTREME SUMMER HEAT
Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »
Furnace Creek Visitor Center hours to change for Summer 2013
To better serve summer visitors, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning June 16 through October 7, 2013.
Furnace Creek Campground Temporary Closure
Furnace Creek Campground will be CLOSED for construction starting April 16, 2013. Texas Springs Campground will remain open for summer camping in the Furnace Creek Area. More »
Be A Junior Ranger
Want to have fun while exploring Death Valley?
Here are the things you will need to do:
Once you finish your booklet, bring it to a visitor center or ranger station. A Park Ranger will check your booklet and you will receive your official Junior Ranger Badge. Once you're done, you can also buy a Junior Ranger Patch at the Visitor Center bookstore.
JUST FOR FUN, try one of the Junior Ranger activities. Print this Word Search (104 KB PDF File) and see if you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger.
Why not join a Park Ranger for a Junior Ranger Program during the fall, winter or spring seasons? Stop by the Visitor Center at Furnace Creek or Scotty's Castle to check on times and locations.
Did You Know?
In 1929, no rain was recorded in Death Valley, California. From 1931 through 1934, a 40 month period, only 0.64 inches of rain fell. More...