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 thrives 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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History & Culture: People

The Timbisha, miners, Death Valley Scotty, and little-known histories.

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Explore campground options from primitive to full hook-up.

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Things to Do

What is there to do in Death Valley? Click here to find out.

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Park Roads & Current Conditions

Current information about roads and closures in the park.

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Information on accessible parking, where to go, and campsites.

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Do Business With Us

Do you need a permit? Commercial use authorizations, special use and research permits are available.

Last updated: June 11, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


760 786-3200

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