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.
Current Closures and Conditions
Roads, Trailheads & Overlooks
OPEN: Most park roads, trailheads and overlooks are open, with exceptions noted below.
CONSTRUCTION: Caltrans will be making road repairs and improvements on Highway 190 between Furnace Creek and the east park boundary of Hwy. 190. Work will include speed reductions and temporary delays of up to 20 minutes. Please obey all traffic signs and be mindful of workers on or near the road.
CLOSED: Bonnie Claire Road and Scotty’s Castle remain closed due to ongoing flood recovery work.
OPEN: Furnace Creek, Texas Spring, Sunset, Mesquite Spring, Wildrose and Emigrant campgrounds are open. The primitive campgrounds at Eureka Dunes, Thorndike, Mahogany, Homestake Dry Camp, and Saline Valley Warm Springs are open.
CLOSED: Stovepipe Wells Campground. The campground will likely open in early November.
OPEN: The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This includes pass sales, information, bookstore, exhibits and the park film.
Resorts: Lodging, Food, and Fuel
Food options are available and gas stations are open. Please contact each of these private businesses directly for the most up to date information on their operations:
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. Due to COVID-mitigations most vendors are only accepting credit/debit cards at this time; we strongly encourage cash users to obtain a pre-paid credit card prior to your arrival.
The Death Valley Weather & Climate page includes current conditions, forecasts and radar images.
Roads Outside the Park
Last updated: October 18, 2021