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.
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?
Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest place in North America and one of the lowest places in the world at 282 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea, between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest at 1371 feet below sea level.