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.

Dark mountains draped in ominous clouds at sunrise.

Current Conditions

Road and weather conditions, closures, and important notices.

Ranger-guided nature walk at Salt Creek photo by Kurt Moses

Guided Tours

Enhance your experience of Death Valley by joining a ranger-guided tour, nature walk, patio talk, or night program.

Camping can bring friends and family together.

Camping

Death Valley has a variety of campgrounds from primitive to full hook-up.

Geologist's Cabin in Butte Valley

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry roads lead to unbeatable camp experiences. Photo - Neal Nurmi

Last updated: November 3, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

(760) 786-3200

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