Scotty's Castle Fire Closure
Due to a fire at Scotty's Castle on May 20, the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center and grounds are closed, tours are cancelled, and power and phones are out. The road through Grapevine Canyon is open. The castle may re-open on Wednesday May 29.
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 »
2008 News Releases
December 22, 2008
September 18, 2008
Death Valley National Park to Re-activate Towne Pass Materials Site for Needed Highway Maintenance
Following a 13-year hiatus, the National Park Service will permit the resumption of use of Towne Pass Materials Site #218 located along State Route 190 adjacent to Towne Pass in Inyo County, California.
September 11, 2008
September 5, 2008
September 2, 2008
June 2, 2008
May 8, 2008
May 6, 2008
April 25, 2008
April 4, 2008
Temporary Closure of Barker Ranch Site
The National Park Service in cooperation with the Inyo County Sheriff's Office will be temporarily closing access to Barker Ranch later this month for the investigation of possible human remains.
March 20, 2008
January 17, 2008
Did You Know?
The salt pan on the floor of Death Valley covers more than 200 square miles. It is 40 miles long and more than 5 miles wide.