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 Tuesday May 28.
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 »
Employee Art Show at Furnace Creek Visitor Center
From January 28 through February 21, 2013, park visitors can see a photo exhibit at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. "Death Valley Through Our Eyes" is a collection of photographs taken by National Park Service employees and volunteers. Working and living in Death Valley allows employees opportunities to witness seldom seen natural events and unusual locations.
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...