April 17, 2013
Death Valley National Park Proposes Fee Changes at Furnace Creek Campground
Death Valley National Park (Park) is seeking public comments regarding pricing for nineteen improved campsites and the establishment of three new group sites in the Furnace Creek Campground.
March 12, 2013
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.
March 07, 2013
Death Valley National Park Hosts Second Annual MarsFest
Death Valley, CA--Hundreds of park visitors had an opportunity to hear NASA scientists, go to “Mars Hill”, look down into a hydro-magmatic crater, and learn about microbes in the muck at Badwater Basin. The second Mars Festival (MarsFest) in Death Valley National Park hosted presenters from several institutions to deliver programs for mere mortals. Speakers highlighted current research being conducted both in Death Valley and on Mars.
March 05, 2013
National Parks Serve as Powerful Economic Engines
Death Valley, CA –National Parks continued to be important economic engines for local communities, with visitors generating $30.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 252,000 jobs nationwide in 2011, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by the National Park Service.
February 20, 2013
Death Valley National Park’s Dark, Starry Nights Earn International Dark Sky Recognition
Most famous as the lowest, driest, and hottest place in North America, Death Valley National Park also harbors some of the darkest night skies in the United States. That dark sky is key to its recent certification as only the third International Dark Sky Park in the U.S. National Park System.
February 13, 2013
MarsFest 2013 Comes to Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, CA--Join Death Valley NP for the second annual MarsFest (formerly Mars and the Mojave) March 1 – March 3, 2013. MarsFest is an annual science festival for all ages and interest levels held in Death Valley National Park. The festival is a partnership between the National Park Service and several NASA centers and NASA-sponsored research arms (the Carl Sagan Center/SETI Institute, Ames Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Jet Propulsion Lab) to bring scientists and the public together to explore our nation’s forays into space.
January 28, 2013
Death Valley NP To Host Dark Sky Program
Death Valley National Park and the Las Vegas Astronomical Society will co-host a Dark Sky Program on Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, 2013. The event will begin around dusk each evening at the Furnace Creek Airport just north of the Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190. National Park Rangers will be viewing the night sky with their telescopes from 7-9 pm each night as part of Death Valley National Park’s Dark Night Sky series.
January 28, 2013
Employee Photo Exhibit at Furnace Creek Visitor Center
Death Valley National Park presents Death Valley Through Our Eyes from January 28, 2013 – February 21, 2013 in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center Multipurpose Room.
January 24, 2013
Kathy Billings Named as New Superintendent for Death Valley NP
Kathy Billings has been selected as the new superintendent for Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada. Kathy is currently the Superintendent at Kaloko-Honokōhau and Pu`uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Parks in Hawai`i. She will begin her new position in mid March. She replaces former superintendent Sarah Craighead, who left in November to become superintendent at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
January 07, 2013
Death Valley National Park Waives Entrance Fees for MLK Day
The entrance fee to Death Valley National Park will be waived in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday on January 21, 2013.
November 05, 2012
Death Valley NP Celebrates ReOpening of
Hundreds of park visitors took part in events to celebrate the remodeling of the Death Valley National Park Furnace Creek Visitor Center on November 3-4, 2012. The historic Mission 66 Museum, with original exhibits dating back to the 1960s, was due for a facelift. New exhibits feature the dark night sky, mining history, geologic features, and artifacts of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, whose Tribal Homeland is within the park boundaries.
November 05, 2012
Death Valley National Park
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 the Veteran’s Day holiday, November 10-12, 2012.
October 17, 2012
Grand Re-Opening of Historic Visitor Center Brings Celebrities to Park
November 3rd and 4th will be the days to commemorate a number of events in Death Valley National Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 4th at 1pm in the courtyard of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. The historic “Mission 66” style of architecture that dominated National Park Service facilities in the 1950s and 60s, including the Visitor Center and Museum, will show a refreshed interior with new interpretive exhibits. The building will be LEED certified with energy saving components built into the new design.