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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.

Given the large distances between areas in a park larger than Connecticut, it might take several days for all barricades to be removed; driving around a barricade is prohibited, but you may walk into these areas.

CLOSED: Bonnie Claire road and Scotty’s Castle remain closed due to 2015 flood damage. The Saline Valley Warm Spring soaking tubs remain closed to entry.


OPEN: Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds are open. Dispersed camping is available where permitted.

CLOSED: Texas Springs, Sunset, and Stovepipe Wells campgrounds are closed for the summer.

Visitor Centers

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

Resorts: Fuel and Amenities

How will the closure affect my annual pass?

Due to the unprecedented nature and unknown duration of the coronavirus pandemic, the Interagency Pass Program is not currently able to issue refunds or extend the passes. We do, however, recognize the difficult circumstances we are all experiencing. We are looking into possible solutions and will provide additional information on the national webpage for pass information.


Death Valley Forecast

The Death Valley Weather & Climate page includes current conditions, forecasts and radar images.


Roads Outside the Park

Last updated: July 1, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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