Scotty's Castle Fire Closure
Due to a fire at Scotty's Castle on May 20, the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center and grounds are closed, tours are cancelled, and power and phones are out. The road through Grapevine Canyon is open. The castle may re-open on Tuesday May 28.
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 National Park maps available from Harpers Ferry Center. For backcountry trip planning we recommend either the Tom Harrison "Death Valley National Park Recreation Map", or the National Geographic "Death Valley National Parks Illustrated" map. These maps are available from the Death Valley Natural History Association.
Order U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps online. Use the "Map Locator."
California Division of Tourism state map with access routes to Death Valley National Park.
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...