Park Status during COVID-19
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Death Valley National Park is open, with some facility closures in place. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phased Reopening Plans
Reopening areas of the park are dependant on local, state, and national guidance. Updates will be posted on this website and will follow the Death Valley National Park Phased Reopening Plans.
Current Closures and Conditions
Roads, Trailheads & Overlooks
OPEN: all regularly open park roads, trailheads and overlooks. Examples: Dantes View, Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, Artist’s Drive, Devils Hole, Ubehebe Crater, Racetrack, Mesquite Dunes, Salt Creek, Devil’s Golf Course, Harmony Borax, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Darwin Falls, Father Crowley Vista, Emigrant, Wildrose, Telescope Peak, and all unpaved roads.
OPEN: Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds are open. Dispersed camping is available where permitted.
All campfires and most other uses of open flame are PROHIBITED due to high fire danger. This restriction includes all campgrounds. More information can be found in the order notification.
CLOSED: The Furnace Creek and Stovepipe Wells visitor centers are closed until further notice. Bookstore items are available for purchase in the multi-purpose room adjacent to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Note: entrance fees are required and can be paid by debit/credit card at automated pay kiosks or at Recreation.gov. You may also purchase your entrance fees at the Furnace Creek Campground Kiosk on any Friday through Sunday in September, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Resorts: Fuel and Amenities
Fees & Passes
Entrance fees or a valid National Park pass are required. Death Valley National Park does not require an advanced entry reservation or pass to enter the park; park fees may be paid upon arrival.
The Death Valley Weather & Climate page includes current conditions, forecasts and radar images.
Roads Outside the Park
Last updated: September 14, 2020