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.
Free Entrance to Death Valley National Park to Celebrate Founder’s Day
Death Valley, CA--The National Park Service will waive entrance fees to Death Valley National Park and all National Park units on Monday, August 25th, 2014 to celebrate Founder’s Day-the birthday of the National Park Service. The celebration marks the 98th anniversary of the creation of the agency in 1916. This part of a service-wide effort to invite all Americans to experience their national parks. With 401 National Park units nationwide, every American is less than 100 miles from a national park experience.
For more information and tips on what to do, go to http://www.nps.gov/deva
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.