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 »
Hottest, Driest, Lowest
In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Death Valley's Morning Report has the daily weather forecast, yesterday's temperatures and current road conditions. 50kb PDFRead More
World Record Heat 100th Anniversary
On July 10, 1913 the World's hottest air temperature of 134 degrees F was recorded in Death Valley. Join us to commemorate the 100th anniversary.Read More
Death Valley National Park's seasonal newspaper will help you make the most of your visit. 8.4MB PDF.Read More
Explore the wild side: Hiking, Backpacking, Four-wheeling, Mountain Biking, BirdwatchingRead More
Death Valley Scotty told everyone that he built this castle in Death Valley with money from his "secret" gold mine. That was not quite the truth.Read More
Death Valley Virtual Museum
This exhibit showcases Death Valley National Park and its collections that tell the stories of people drawn to this land of startling and stark beautyRead More
Incredibly deep, geothermally heated and swept by subterranean tsunamis, this odd water-filled cave in the desert is the lone habitat of a rare fish.Read More
Enhance your experience of Death Valley by joining a ranger guided tour, nature hike, patio talk or night program.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...