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    Death Valley

    National Park CA,NV

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    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 Rehab Project Delayed Until Further Notice

    The popular vista site Zabriskie Point will be closed for major repairs over the 2014/2015 winter and spring seasons, but the exact date has not been determined. The site will remain open until further notice.


aerial view of Furnace Creek
Aerial view of Furnace Creek, looking northwest. The Furnace Creek Airport is visible behind the oasis

There are no scheduled commercial flights into or out of any airport within Death Valley National Park. Pilots with their own aircraft may use the airports, but other than a shuttle service provided for guests of the Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resorts, there is no public ground transportation or rental vehicles available from either airport.

Furnace Creek Airport (L06)

  • Location: 1 mile NW of Furnace Creek Ranch.
  • Coordinates: N36-27.83; W116-52.88.
  • Waypoint: BTY-114.7 182 [deg] 21.2 miles.
  • Telephone: (760) 786-2331.
  • Hours: not attended.
  • Elevation: (minus) -211.
  • Pattern altitudes: 789 MSL all aircraft.
  • Runways: 15-33, 3,040 x 70 asphalt; right traffic runway 15; lights URL; tree rwy 15; brush rwy 33. Lights: pilot controlled (5 clicks on, 7 clicks off); beacon dusk to dawn.
  • Approaches: (VFR). FSS: 122.2.
  • Radio Frequency: 122.9.
  • Charts: Las Vegas sectional, low-altitude L5.
  • Noise abatement procedures: noise sensitive area to east, avoid overflight. 2500' AGL minimum over Death Valley NP boundaries.
  • Notes: Right traffic rwy 15.
  • Features: Pay telephone, bellman.
  • Lodging: Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort 1½ mi (760) 786-2345.
  • Tie Down Cables: Bring your own tie downs.
  • Fuel: no fuel available

Stovepipe Wells Airport (L09)

  • Location: ¼ mile W of Stovepipe Wells Village.
  • Coordinates: N36-36.3: W117-09.5.
  • Waypoint: BTY-114.7 223 [deg] 23.1.
  • Telephone: (760) 786-2342.
  • Hours: not attended.
  • Elevation: 40.
  • Pattern altitudes: 840 MSL all aircraft.
  • Runways: 5-23 3,260 x 65 asphalt; road rwy 23.
  • Obstructions: acft parked 75' from runway cntrin.
  • Approaches: (VFR). FSS: Riverside (714) 351-4141.
  • Frequencies: CTAF 122.9; FSS 122.2, 122.05.
  • Charts: Las Vegas sectional; low-altitude L5.
  • Noise abatement procedures: 1ft/rgt trfc to avoid overflight of campground. 2500' AGL minimum over Death Valley NP boundaries.
  • Notes: Right traffic rwy 23. Residential airpark.
  • Lodging: Stovepipe Wells Motel & Restaurant 1/4 mile (760) 786-2387.
  • Fuel: no fuel available

Did You Know?

Telescope Peak

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.