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August 16, 2017
Input Sought on Proposed Rogers Peak Projects
The National Park Service is considering right-of-way permit requests for existing and proposed infrastructure on Rogers Peak, including a Department of Defense instrumentation site and AT&T Mobility cell tower.

June 18, 2017
Death Valley Forecasted for First Week of Over 120° of Year
Death Valley Forecasted for First Week of Over 120° of Year

March 28, 2017
Fossils Stolen from Death Valley National Park
Park rangers recently discovered that fossil footprints were removed from Death Valley National Park. Trackways of mammals and birds were formed about 3 to 5 million years ago, when the animals left footprints in a muddy lakeshore area. Backpackers in the area were photographed and may have witnessed the crime or have information about those responsible. Investigators are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible.

February 27, 2017
Scotty's Castle Flood Recovery Tours
There will be a limited number of opportunities this spring to visit Scotty’s Castle. This is a unique opportunity to witness the damage caused by a large flash flood and to learn about the National Park Service’s ongoing work to restore the historic district.

November 02, 2016
November Brings Cooler Temperatures & Special Events to Death Valley
November is a particularly good time to visit Death Valley National Park due to a free entrance fee day on Veterans Day, special events, and cooling temperatures.

November 01, 2016
Court Appearance by ‘High On Life’ for Park Violations
Five defendants from the Canadian group High On Life appeared in the Yellowstone Justice Center on November 1 for multiple violation notices from National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management public lands. Two defendants pleaded guilty to violations in Yellowstone and Death Valley National Park.

October 25, 2016
Saline Valley's Backcountry Airstrip Back Open
The Chicken Strip, a remote backcountry airstrip in Death Valley National Park, has reopened after volunteers with the Recreation Aviation Foundation repaired it.

October 07, 2016
Entrance and Camping Fees Increase October 15
Entrance and camping fees in Death Valley National Park will increase on October 15, 2016. These visitor fees are used to fund services and maintenance that directly benefit park visitors. Most park fees have been unchanged since January 2006.

September 30, 2016
Towne Pass Curve Correction
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to realign a s ection of CA-190 immediately east of Towne Pass to improve safety and reduce collisions.

September 26, 2016
Preservation 50
Are you interested in the history and prehistory of the Death Valley area? Come to Preservation 50 on October 15-16, 2016 in Death Valley National Park.

August 18, 2016
National Park Service Centennial Events in Death Valley
Death Valley National Park has been celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service with events all year, and will continue to do so in the coming months. Events will continue during the rest of the year, including a birthday party in August and a weekend commemorating the National Historic Preservation Act in October.


Last updated: April 29, 2016

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