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 »
Commercial Use Authorizations
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. A CUA may be issued only to authorize services that:
The following commercial activities are authorized in Death Valley National Park will require a commercial use authorization:
(If your service/activity is not listed above, please contact the Office of Special Park Use.)
Applications for 2013 Commercial Use Authorizations are currently being accepted. Our 2013 process has changed. Please do not use forms, instructions or checklists from previous years. Please send your CUA package either electronically (digital signature required) or via regular mail (original signature required) along with a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 and an application fee of $210.00 (Make checks payable to National Park Service), to:
Office of Special Park Use
Download the items listed below to apply for 2013 CUA activities.
CUA holders from 2012 are required to submit a Year end-Report which is due when all trips have been completed for 2012. Reports can be returned via mail with 2013 application package or emailed to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we receive your package we will notify you via email that it has been received. Your application will then be processed in the order it was received.
If you add activities during the calendar year please submit a Supplemental Activity form to the Office of Special Park Use at least 7 days prior to your visit.
Did You Know?
Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, five consecutive days of 129°F or above were recorded in Death Valley. On July 10, 1913 a reading of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was taken, the world record hottest air temperature. More...