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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 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.

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?

The salt stretches across the floor of Death Valley

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.