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.
Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement Request for Comments
Public Comment Period for Environmental Assessment
Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement Project
Death Valley National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting comments on an environmental assessment addressing a proposal to replace approximately one mile of waterline that services the Scotty's Castle Historic District in Death Valley National Park, California.
The existing waterline is original to Scotty's Castle, in poor condition and continuing to deteriorate.Several short sections of the waterline have been replaced over past years due to breakage.The NPS needs to continue providing potable water to Scotty's Castle for visitors and residents; therefore, it is proposed that the entire waterline be replaced to avoid a major break that may temporarily shut off water to the site.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, the NPS is conducting a public comment period for review of the completed Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. The EA is available to download from the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/deva. Electronic CD's or hard copies may be obtained by contacting the park at 760-786-3243. Note that the request for electronic or hard copy will not extend the comment period.
Comments are currently being accepted on this project.Comments must be received no later than June 30, 2011. Public comment may be submitted online at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: http:parkplanning.nps.gov/deva or by mail to:
Death Valley National Park
ATTN: Scotty's Waterline Comments
PO Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328
Notice Regarding FOIA
It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review following the conclusion of the environmental assessment process. Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do this, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Commentators using the website can make such a request by checking the box "keep my contact information private."NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.
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.