Free Entrance to Death Valley NP to Celebrate National Park Week
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees to Death Valley NP every day between April 21-29, 2012 to celebrate National Park Week, part of a service-wide effort to invite all Americans to experience their national parks.
As part of the week, the park will promote junior ranger activities for National Junior Ranger Day on April 28th. Materials are available at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center.
Enjoy a day at Mesquite Sand Dunes, or wind your way through Golden Canyon, or stay cool with a visit to Scotty's Castle. Stroll along the salt flats at Badwater or see the colorful display of minerals at Artist's Palette.
To help plan your trip, go to www.nps.gov/deva, or call 760-786-3200 for more information. See www.nationalparkweek.org for more information on National Park Week.
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.