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. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.
Entrance Fees Waived for National Park Week
Contact: Cheryl Chipman, 760-786-3207
The National Park Service invites you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available at Death Valley National Park free of charge in honor of National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011. All 394 National Park units will waive entrance fees each day of the period. Entrance fees typically range from $3 per person per day to $25 per car for one week, depending on the size of the park or monument. (Some smaller locations may already have free admission.) Children age 16 and under and disabled individuals (as well as those accompanying them) always get in free. U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older can purchase a $10 lifetime Senior Pass, good for all national parks and sites.
To find a national park near you, go to nps.gov/findapark/index. Parks are typically busier on the weekends, and peak hours on any day are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Death Valley NP please call 760-786-3200 or see the park's website at nps.gov/deva.
For more information on National Park Week, go to nps.gov/npweek.
Did You Know?
Rainfall in Death Valley averages less than 2 inches a year. There have been some years of no recorded rainfall at all! More...