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 »
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?
In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...