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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.

2006 News Release Archive

December 5, 2006
New Interagency Pass Program
Starting January 7th of 2007, a new interagency recreation pass system will replace the National Parks Pass, Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Passports.
 
 
November 14, 2006
Death Valley National Park to Chip-seal Beatty Cutoff Road - Temporary Delays Expected
For the next several days, 10 miles of the Beatty Cutoff Road will be under construction.
 
October 27, 2006
Due to a failure of the gas storage tank, there is no gasoline available at Scotty's Castle. A contractor repair is necessary. Visitors are advised to fill up prior to visiting the Castle. The nearest stations are at Stovepipe Wells (45 miles), Furnace Creek (53 miles), Beatty, Nevada (60 miles) and Tonopah, Nevada (80 miles).
 
 

September 8, 2006
Flooding damages and closes park roads. On the evening of Thursday September 7th, a powerful thunderstorm system brought flooding to the Cow Creek, Furnace Creek and Badwater areas. Several park roads were severely damaged and the Badwater Road has been closed until cleanup can be completed in a few days.

 

August 29, 2006
The Titus Canyon Road is now Open. The road has been closed to vehicle traffic since January of 2006 when flooding and rock falls severely damaged several sections.

 

August 28, 2006
Death Valley National Park Volunteer Trail Crew Restores Telescope Peak Trail
A Student Conservation Corps (SCA) crew of volunteer high school students finished a three-week project working on the Telescope Peak Trail.

Did You Know?

Death Valley is a land of little rain

Rainfall in Death Valley averages less than 2 inches a year. There have been some years of no recorded rainfall at all! More...