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 »
The main park visitor center has exhibits, park film, a bookstore and Rangers are on hand to answer questions. Ranger Programs are presented during the main visitor season from November to April. Evening programs in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center auditorium cover a wide variety of subjects. Additional programs may be presented at other times, ask at the visitor center for more information. Visitor Center Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, year-round.
Scotty's Castle & Visitor Center
A privately-owned museum located in the Furnace Creek Ranch. Exhibits include a mineral collection and the history of Borax in Death Valley. Behind the museum building is a assembly of mining and transportation equiment. Hours: call (760) 786-2345
Did You Know?
The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...