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.
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.