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.

Sunrise on the Panamint Mountians photo by Kurt Moses

NOAA Weather Forecast

Weather forecast, yesterday's temperatures, and current conditions for Death Valley National Park.

a school bus with children exiting in Death Valley.


Come explore our 3.4 million acre classroom! Work with our Education Specialist, or get information on fee waivers, field trips, and more.

Road Conditions and Alerts

Current Conditions

Check here for the most updated road conditions and closures, park alerts, and weather.

Where to visit in Death Valley

Places To Go

Information on the points of interest in the park.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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