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 »
The Death Valley Education Team enjoys partnering with school districts, non-profit organizations, and universities to provide professional development opportunities for teachers. We have hosted for-credit, field-based courses in geology, and look forward to expanding our repertoire to include climate change, botany, phenology, astronomy, visual and performing arts, environmental education pedagogy, and many other subjects in the future. Contact the Education Specialist if you are interested in using Death Valley as a site for professional development, or if you would like a ranger to participate in your off-site workshop.
Did You Know?
The salt pan on the floor of Death Valley covers more than 200 square miles. It is 40 miles long and more than 5 miles wide.