Zabriskie Point to close for repairs
Starting December 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.
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 »
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?
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...