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    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.

2007 News Releases

December 5, 2007
"Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House
The Death Valley National Park Ornament is displayed on this year's official White House Christmas Tree.

November 20, 2007
Death Valley National Park is Seeking Public Input on Devils Hole Site Plan
Death Valley National Park is in the early stages of developing a Devils Hole Site Plan and is in need of constructive public comments and suggestions.


October 3, 2007
New Technology Meets Old Fashion Ranger Talks
Death Valley National Park joins several other National Park Service locations in providing the GPS Ranger audio/video tour system to park visitors.

August 25, 2007
Death Valley National Park Slated for Centennial Dollars
As part of the Centennial Initiative, Death Valley National Park will see twenty-two new seasonal and permanent rangers and funding for a park-wide inventory of flora and fauna.
August 23, 2007
First National Park Centennial Projects 'Ready to Go;' Adding Sparkle to America's 'Crown Jewels'
200 centennial proposals unveiled to be undertaken in national parks as part of the National Centennial Initiative.
April 17, 2007
Summer Hours of Operation for Scotty's Castle
As of April 28th, Scotty's Castle will be converting to summer hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 21, 2007
Junior Ranger Appreciation Day at Death Valley National Park - On Saturday, April 28th, join us at the Scotty's Castle picnic area for fun and refreshments.
March 13, 2007
America's Best Idea comes to Death Valley National Park. The traveling photographic exhibit - America's Best Idea - takes you on a visual tour of America's special natural and cultural places, our national parks. The exhibit is on display in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center auditorium through April the 8th.
February 13, 2007
Death Valley National Park to Host Open House
Death Valley will host its second annual Wildland Fire Awareness open house on Saturday, February 24, 2007.

Did You Know?

Evaporation Measurement Tank at Furnace Creek

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...