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.
Furnace Creek Visitor Center Changes to Summer Schedule
Beginning on Sunday June 16th, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park will be open from9 a.m. to 6 p.m., one hour later than the previous schedule. This change will better serve the summer travelers who arrive later in the day or begin their activities early and seek indoor venues in the afternoon. While summer brings extreme temperatures, this time of year also brings a high volume of European visitors. The new schedule will allow park staff to be available later in the day to assist visitors. The Visitor Center will return to winter hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on October 7th.
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.