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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.


    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 »

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:

  1. Are determined to be an appropriate use of the park;
  2. Will have minimal impact on park resources and values; and
  3. Are consistent with the purpose for which the park was established, as well as all applicable management plans, park policies and regulations.

The following commercial activities are authorized in Death Valley National Park and will require a commercial use authorization:

(If your service/activity is not listed above, please contact the Office of Special Park Use.)

Applications for 2014 Commercial Use Authorizations are currently being accepted. Please do not use forms, instructions or checklists from previous years. Please send your completed CUA package either electronically (digital signature required) or via regular mail or courrier service (original signature required) along with a general liability insurance certificate listing the United States as additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000 in US funds, and an application fee of $210.00 (Make checks payable to National Park Service), to:

Office of Special Park Use
Death Valley National Park
PO Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328



If you wish to pay by credit card please state your preference in an email to the above address. Do not send credit card information, you will receive a reply with instructions for paying by credit card.

Download the items listed below to apply for 2014 CUA activities.

CUA holders from 2013 are required to submit a Year end-Report which is due when all trips have been completed for 2013 but no later than January 15, 2014. Reports can be returned with 2014 application package or e-mailed to:our office. 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. Due to staffing shortages application processing may take longer than in previous years, please be patient and plan on at least 60 days for processing. If you have not received an email notifying you of receipt of your package within 2 weeks, please contact our office via e-mail.

If you add activities during the calendar year please submit a Supplemental Activity Report form to the Office of Special Park Use at least 7 days prior to your visit.



Did You Know?

Telescope Peak, 11,049 feet above Badwater Basin

The highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak. The vertical drop from the peak to the Badwater Basin is twice the depth of Grand Canyon. More...