Basic Information

The main road transecting Death Valley National Park from east to west is California Highway 190.On the east in Nevada, U.S. Route 95 parallels the park from north to south with connecting highways at Scotty's Junction (State Route 267), Beatty (State Route 374), and Lathrop Wells (State Route 373).

View from a rocky mountain ridge looking down on a vast salt flat.
Badwater Basin as seen from Dantes View.


At over 3.4 million acres (93% of which is designated wilderness), Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park outside of Alaska. This vast park protects the lowest place in North America, expansive salt flats, rugged mountains, deep and winding canyons, rolling sand dunes, spring-fed oases, important historic and cultural sites and endangered plant and animal species. Whether you only have an afternoon to explore this desert landscape or you return year after year, Death Valley has something for everyone and careful planning will help make your visit safe and enjoyable.

Last updated: December 16, 2023

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


760 786-3200

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