Star Wars in Death Valley

A park ranger stands next to a gold robot in the desert.
During filming of Star Wars, Episode IV- A New Hope.

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Want to visit Tatooine? Well than take a trip to Death Valley National Park! The famous movie series, Star Wars, has filmed in the park for Episode IV -- A New Hope and Star Wars Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi. Check out the locations listed below to see if you recognize any of the locations from Tatooine!

Filming Locations- How to Visit

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    People with filming equipment stand around a few robots in a desert landscape.
    Star Wars filming in Death Valley.

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    Star Wars, a New Hope, was filmed in the national park a few decades ago, when that type of filming was permitted. We would not allow the vast majority of the filming that was done now because of the prohibition on commercial filming in wilderness. More permit information can be found on our permits page.

    Death Valley National Park

    Last updated: February 16, 2023