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.
Free Entrance to Death Valley National Park for 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 Sunday, August 25th, 2013 to celebrate Founder's Day—the birthday of the National Park Service. The celebration marks the 97th 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 a schedule of events, go to http://www.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.