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 9, 2006
September 8, 2006
August 29, 2006
August 28, 2006
Did You Know?
Rainfall in Death Valley averages less than 2 inches a year. There have been some years of no recorded rainfall at all! More...