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 »
Furnace Creek Visitor Center hours to change for Summer 2013
To better serve summer visitors, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning June 16 through October 7, 2013.
Furnace Creek Campground Temporary Closure
Furnace Creek Campground will be CLOSED for construction starting April 16, 2013. Texas Springs Campground will remain open for summer camping in the Furnace Creek Area. More »
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?
The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...