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. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.
Wilderness & Backcountry Stewardship Plan - Reference Guide 2014 (503 kb PDF)
General Management Plan 2002 (8.97 mb PDF)
Long Range Interpretive Plan 2005 (3.06 mb PDF)
Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC)
Air Tour Management Plan
Fire Management Plan (6.25 mb PDF)
Five-year Work Plan for Fuel Treatment (2.4 mb PDF)
Did You Know?
The salt pan on the floor of Death Valley covers more than 200 square miles. It is 40 miles long and more than 5 miles wide.