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.
Hunter Mountain Approved for Prescribed Fire and Ecosystem Study
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed environmental analysis and has selected an alternative to implement a 50-acre prescribed fire and associated ecosystem study in the Hunter Mountain area of Death Valley National Park (Park).
The prescribed fire and ecosystem study, tiered from Death Valley National Park's approved Fire Management Plan, will protect historic resources while enabling the Park to proceed in an informed way toward its goal of using prescribed fire to return fire to native ecosystems.
After conducting an environmental planning process that incorporated input from the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, state and federal agencies, and the public, the NPS has concluded that its selected alternative will not result in a significant impact to the human environment or to park resources.The NPS Finding of No Significant Impact documenting this decision is available for download at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/HunterMtnFONSI
For more information about this document or planning process, contact Park Environmental Protection Specialist Mike Cipra at 760-786-3227.
Did You Know?
The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...