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.
Hottest, Driest, and Lowest National Park
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.
Learn more about wildflowers and get an update on current blooming in the park.
Do NOT Feed Wildlife
The problems with feeding wildlife and how you can help!
Join us for this night sky celebration!
Explore the park’s unique landscape and dark night skies that help us better understand the wonders beyond our world.
Last updated: February 13, 2019