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    National Park CA,NV

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  • 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 Rehab Project Delayed Until Further Notice

    The popular vista site Zabriskie Point will be closed for major repairs over the 2014/2015 winter and spring seasons, but the exact date has not been determined. The site will remain open until further notice.

Park Planning

Wilderness & Backcountry Stewardship Plan - Reference Guide 2014 (503 kb PDF)
This is the selected alternative that is being implemented. The full plan including other alternatives and documents are available on the PEPC website.

General Management Plan 2002 (8.97 mb PDF)

Long Range Interpretive Plan 2005 (3.06 mb PDF)

Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC)
PEPC is a comprehensive information and public comment site for projects in Death Valley National Park. Check here for currently open and recently open plans and projects for environmental review.

Air Tour Management Plan
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), has initiated development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) and associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for Death Valley National Park, pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. An ATMP is being developed to provide measures to mitigate or prevent significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations at the Park, including impacts on natural and cultural resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands within or around the park. It should be noted that the ATMP has no authorization over other non-air-tour aircraft such as military and general aviation aircraft.

Fire Management Plan (6.25 mb PDF)

Five-year Work Plan for Fuel Treatment (2.4 mb PDF)

Did You Know?

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest place in North America and one of the lowest places in the world at 282 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea, between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest at 1371 feet below sea level.