June 27, 2014
Death Valley National Park Announce Fire Restrictions
Park visitors are informed that there are fire restrictions in effect in campgrounds and dispersed campsites throughout Death Valley National Park due to ongoing drought conditions.
April 10, 2014
Scotty’s Castle Road Reopens, Construction Delays Continue in Death Valley National Park
Scotty's Castle Road will fully reopen to through traffic on Friday, April 11, 2014. Construction will continue after the road reopens.
March 20, 2014
Death Valley National Park Hosts Third Annual MarsFest
Death Valley National Park announces the third annual MarsFest March 28-30, 2014. MarsFest is designed to elevate public awareness about planetary analog research taking place on Earth, and its associated missions in space such as Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the upcoming 2020 missions.
March 10, 2014
Comment Period Extended for Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan Alternatives Development
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input to help inform and shape the development of alternatives for a management plan and environmental impact statement for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park (Park).
March 03, 2014
Tourism to Death Valley National Park creates $78 million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 1 million visitors to Death Valley National Park in 2012 spent $78 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 929 jobs in the local area.
February 27, 2014
Death Valley National Park Announces Wilderness Walk Series in Celebration of 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Join Death Valley National Park in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act by participating in a “Wilderness Walk” within the 3.1 million acres of designated wilderness in the lower 48’s largest designated area.
February 26, 2014
Death Valley National Park’s Furnace Creek Visitor Center Captures First Ever Design Award of Excellence
The Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park was granted the Award of Excellence from Docomomo US. The award is part of the Modernism of America Awards, the first national program of its kind to celebrate the projects and people working to preserve and rehabilitate significant mid-century modern buildings for continued productive use, and to raise public awareness of the ongoing threats to modern architecture and design.
February 07, 2014
Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with Free Admission to All National Parks
To celebrate the connections between our national leaders and national parks, all 401 National Park Service sites will have free admission during Presidents Day weekend, February 15-17. It is a wonderful time of year to visit Death Valley National Park, with its warm temperatures and promise of spring flowers.
January 24, 2014
Death Valley National Park Co-hosts Stargazing Nights
Death Valley, CA—Death Valley National Park and the Las Vegas Astronomical Society (LVAS) will co-host a stargazing opportunity on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm.
January 24, 2014
Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan Alternatives Development
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input to help inform and shape alternatives development for a management plan and environmental impact statement for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park (Park).
January 09, 2014
Death Valley National Park Waives Entrance Fee on MLK Day
The National Park Service invites you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available at Death Valley National Park. All National Park units will waive entrance fees in honor of Martin Luther King Day, January 20, 2014. Come to Death Valley to explore a polished rock canyon, multi-colored and bizarre rock formations, warm temperatures, and sunny skies.
December 23, 2013
Christmas Bird Count in Death Valley National Park
This year the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for Death Valley National Park will take place on January 4, 2014. People can experience the diversity of habitats and birds in the Death Valley/Furnace Creek area. The public is invited to participate in this count and all skill levels are welcome. For beginners, this is a great opportunity to learn about birds in the area, get identification tips and meet others interested in desert environments.
December 16, 2013
AmeriCorps NCCC Helps Restore Wilderness Character in Death Valley
Death Valley, CA – For the next several weeks, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team of nine members will be working alongside the National Park Service (NPS) to restore and enhance several park areas. The team arrived November 14th and will be staying until December 19th while camping at an NPS campground and working alongside Park Ranger Charlie Callagan.
November 14, 2013
Death Valley National Park Seeks Public Comment on Environmental Assessment for Navel Spring Water System Repair and Maintenance Project
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA), which analyzes a proposal from Rio Tinto to perform maintenance, repairs, and improvements to their water system at Navel Spring in Death Valley National Park. Rio Tinto is a pre-1914 water rights claim holder at Navel Spring.
November 04, 2013
Death Valley National Park Waives Fees for Veteran's Day Weekend
The National Park Service invites you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available at Death Valley National Park in commemoration of Veteran’s Day, November 9-11, 2013. Now that the weather has cooled down, you can enjoy being outdoors again in most areas of the park. Only entrance fees will be waived. Camping fees and expanded amenity fees, such as Scotty’s Castle tour tickets, will still apply. Please check the park’s website www.nps.gov/deva for the latest information on road closures.
October 17, 2013
Death Valley National Park Re-Opens to Visitors
Death Valley National Park re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Death Valley National Park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
October 14, 2013
Hunter Mountain Approved for Prescribed Fire and Ecosystem Study
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed environmental analysis and has selected an alternative to implement a 50-acre prescribed fire and associated ecosystem study in the Hunter Mountain area of Death Valley National Park (Park).
The prescribed fire and ecosystem study, tiered from Death Valley National Park’s approved Fire Management Plan, will protect historic resources while enabling the Park to proceed in an informed way toward its goal of using prescribed fire to return fire to native ecosystems.
September 19, 2013
Free Entrance to Death Valley National Park September 28
Death Valley National Park will offer free entrance on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 for National Public Lands Day. The 20th annual event encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
August 21, 2013
Free Entrance to Death Valley National Park for Founder's Day
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees to Death Valley National Park and all National Park units on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 to celebrate Founder’s Day—the birthday of the National Park Service.
August 08, 2013
Death Valley National Park Issues Scoping Notice for Stovepipe Wells Cellular Service Proposal
Death Valley, CA--Death Valley National Park (Park) is seeking public comments regarding a commercial proposal to install a telecommunications tower and provide cellular service near Stovepipe Wells Village.
August 07, 2013
Death Valley National Park Issues Finding of No Significant Impact, Approves Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan for Death Valley National Park, concluding a 4-year public planning process.
August 05, 2013
Storm Damage Closes Several Roads in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, CA—Heavy rainstorms that crossed the region recently (July 28th) have forced the closure of several Death Valley National Park roads due to flood damage.
July 26, 2013
Death Valley National Park Participates in Global Network of Mountain Ecosystem Climate Change Monitoring Sites
During the week of July 23-28 twenty scientists, volunteers and students gathered in the Panamint Range to establish a new target region (“site”) of the GLORIA Monitoring Program. The Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments was established by scientists in Austria nearly a decade ago to facilitate an effort to document changes in biodiversity and vegetation patterns in high mountain ecosystems around the globe, in response to climate change.