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    National Park CA,NV

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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 Rehab Project Delayed Until Further Notice

    The popular vista site Zabriskie Point will be closed for major repairs over the 2014/2015 winter and spring seasons, but the exact date has not been determined. The site will remain open until further notice.

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?

The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park

In 1929, no rain was recorded in Death Valley, California. From 1931 through 1934, a 40 month period, only 0.64 inches of rain fell. More...