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 »
Zabriskie Point to close for repairs
Starting October 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.
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 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
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.
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?
In 1929, no rain was recorded in Death Valley, California. From 1931 through 1934, a 40 month period, only 0.64 inches of rain fell. More...