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 Wednesday May 29.
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 »
Places To Go
Death Valley National Park has 3.4 million acres of desert and mountains, making it the largest national park in the contiguous United States. The possibilities for discovery are endless! These are just a few of the most popular points of interest in the park. Most are easily accessible, but some require hiking or driving on unpaved roads in a vehicle with high ground clearance. Before venturing out into the park, stop at the visitor center or a ranger station to obtain your park permit, get a map and to inquire about current road conditions. Enjoy your park.
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.