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.
Death Valley National Park Waives Entrance Fees for MLK Day
The entrance fee to Death Valley National Park will be waived in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday on January 21, 2013. Take advantage of the valley's warm temperatures to visit the park and hike a canyon, climb a peak, or visit the newly remodeled Furnace Creek Visitor Center free of charge. All National Park units will waive entrance fees for the day. For more information on activities and programs in Death Valley NP, please call 760-786-3200 or see http://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.