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  • Zabriskie Point to close for repairs

    Starting December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.

  • 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 »

Climate Change



 
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The Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park was granted the Award of Excellence from Docomomo US.

Death Valley National Park and its partners are creating new strategies in response to an uncertain future in the face of a changing climate. From developing Action Plans that plot a course towards a “greener” National Park System, to building a LEED certified visitor center, Death Valley National Park is incorporating climate friendly behavior into its park operations, facility management, and communications. No one quite knows what the future will hold for Death Valley’s climate. As temperatures rise, precipitation patterns may change. Plants and animals in the park may be pushed to find new homes or succumb to these threats and become extinct.

Did You Know?

Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861. After climbing the 11,049 foot peak, Dr. George said that he could see so far that it reminded him of looking through a telescope.