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. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.
Death Valley National Park Presents Musical Round-About
Death Valley, CA, NV--Death Valley National Park invites the public to the first ever "Musical Round-About" at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center Auditorium on March 22nd. The concert is the second of several events aimed at showcasing the artistic talents of the Death Valley community both within and adjacent to the park. Featuring musicians from the greater Death Valley area playing instruments from harmonica to ukulele, guitar to saxophone, from Native American flute to percussion, the evening will highlight each musician or group individually with opportunities for the other performers to join in.
This is an all-ages event as the musicians range in age from teen virtuoso to experienced professionals. Whether you like Blues, Rock, Pop, Americana, Country, Jazz, Gospel or World Music, you will find a delight for your ears and tapping feet. Please join us on Friday night, March 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center Auditorium (use outside entrance) for a unique evening of community, entertainment, fun and music.
For more information call Vicki Johnson at 760-786-3200 or 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.