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 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.
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?
Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861. After climbing the 11,049 foot peak, Dr. George said that he could see so far that it reminded him of looking through a telescope.