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. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.
The Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality educational products to the public and services to Death Valley National Park. DVNHA functions as: a part of the interpretive arm of the National Park Service, a business that acquires or produces and sells materials to enhance the enjoyment of park visitors, and a philanthropic organization that disperses its net income to the National Park Service for research and education programs. The DVNHA operates sales outlets at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, the Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station, and the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center and Museum. The DVNHA Online Bookstore has just gone live and is available through the Association's website. The Natural History Association also conducts sales by telephone and by mail. All purchases benefit Death Valley National Park.
Become a Member of the Death Valley Natural History Association and help us support the programs that preserve our desert and strengthen our national parks.
Death Valley Natural History Association
Did You Know?
In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...