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.
Death Valley Waives Entrance Fee for MLK Weekend
The entrance fee to Death Valley National Park will be waived in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday January 14-16, 2012. Take advantage of the warm temperatures and thin snow in the Sierra to visit the park and hike a canyon, climb a peak, or view the sites free of charge. All National Park units will waive entrance fees for the weekend. For more information please call 760-786-3200 or see http://nps.gov/deva.
Did You Know?
Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, five consecutive days of 129°F or above were recorded in Death Valley. On July 10, 1913 a reading of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was taken, the world record hottest air temperature. More...