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.

A desert bighorn sheep ram faces the camera from a hillside

Animals

Death Valley has nearly 400 species of native wildlife!

Visitors hike along a large stand dune.

#HikeDeathValleyArt Contest

Enter your pictures or digital art into the contest for next year's poster and decals.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Campground hosting, and many other opportunities!

Last updated: July 11, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

(760) 786-3200

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