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 »
Zabriskie Point to close for repairs
Starting October 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.
Scotty’s Castle Will Close for Paving Project
Death Valley, CA—Death Valley National Park will close historic Scotty's Castle on July 15th for a paving project that will close the parking lot at the Castle. The projected closure will last for 3-4 weeks. There will be no tours conducted during this time, and visitors will not be allowed on the grounds. Bonnie Clare Rd. and all other areas of the park will remain open.
For more information or for reopening date, call 760-786-2392.
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.