Furnace Creek Campground Temporary Closure
Furnace Creek Campground will be CLOSED for construction starting April 16, 2013. Texas Springs Campground will remain open for summer camping in the Furnace Creek Area. More »
Scotty's Castle Fire Closure
Due to a fire at Scotty's Castle on May 20, the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center is closed, tours are cancelled, and power and phones are out. The road through Grapevine Canyon is closed. The castle will be closed for several days.
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 highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak. The vertical drop from the peak to the Badwater Basin is twice the depth of Grand Canyon. More...