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 »
Zabriskie Point to close for repairs
Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions.
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?
In 1929, no rain was recorded in Death Valley, California. From 1931 through 1934, a 40 month period, only 0.64 inches of rain fell. More...