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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Park Newspaper/Visitor guide

All you need to plan your visit to Death Valley. Download it, save it to your device or print it out before your visit.

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Current Conditions

Road and weather conditions, closures, and important notices.

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7.1 Earthquake Impacts Devils Hole

On July 5th a 7.1 Earthquake struck near Trona, CA. Watch the impact at Devils Hole, near Pahrump Nevada.

Last updated: August 25, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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