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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Not so superbloom. Learn more about common wildflowers during a typical spring and get an update on current blooming in the park.

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Superintendent's Welcome

A welcome and invitation to explore the wonders of Death Valley from park Superintendent Mike Reynolds.

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Park Roads & Current Conditions

Current information about roads and other current conditions, delays, and closures in the park.

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Explore the NPS App

Plan your visit to Death Valley through the new NPS App! Don't forget to save the park for offline use before you arrive.

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Junior Ranger

The junior ranger program is a great way to learn about the park and earn a badge!

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Pet Regulations

Pets are only allowed on roadways. Learn about pet regulations and options for your visit.

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

Last updated: March 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


760 786-3200

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