Hottest, Driest, and Lowest National Park

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Death Valley is a large and complex park. To get the most out of your visit, you must plan well.

Plan Your Visit

Start planning now for your visit to Death Valley. Find out where you can stay, where you can visit, and what you can do.

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Current Conditions

Road and weather conditions, closures, and important notices.

News and Press Releases


For the the latest park news and for archived news of important stories from the last few months.

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Directions and Transportation

Maps, airport information, and basic directions.

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Wildflower Update

Learn more about wildflowers and get an update on current blooming in the park.

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Do NOT Feed Wildlife

The problems with feeding wildlife and how you can help!

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Join us for this night sky celebration!

Explore the park’s unique landscape and dark night skies that help us better understand the wonders beyond our world.

Last updated: February 13, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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