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 »
Furnace Creek Visitor Center hours to change for Summer 2013
To better serve summer visitors, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning June 16 through October 7, 2013.
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 »
Death Valley NP to Host Star Party
Death Valley National Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 as part of Death Valley National Park's Dark Night Sky series. The event will run from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Harmony Borax Works, about a mile north of the Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190. Two night sky tours will be presented, one at 7:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Like all ranger programs, the event is free of charge to all park visitors.
The program will consist of night sky viewing through telescopes.NPS Rangers will point out constellations and explain celestial phenomena in easy to understand language.Visitors can come and go throughout the evening as they would like.
Come enjoy the crystal clear desert skies in Death Valley National Park...a rare treasure. Wear warm clothes and bring a red lens or cellophane to cover your flashlight and protect your night vision from bright lights. For additional information please contact Carrie Hearn at 760-786-3299or visit our listing of ranger programs on the website at http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/tours.htm.
Did You Know?
In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...