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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.

Current Closures and Conditions

Roads, Trailheads & Overlooks

OPEN: most park roads, trailheads and overlooks are open, with exceptions noted below.

CLOSED:

  • Construction Closure: Bonnie Claire Road and Scotty’s Castle remain closed due to ongoing flood recovery work.
  • The Saline Valley Warm Spring soaking tubs are closed to entry.

WINTER CONDITIONS:

  • Wildrose Road: 4WD is required to get to the Charcoal Kilns due to snow. The road is closed beyond the Charcoal Kilns due to snow.

Camping

OPEN: Furnace Creek, Texas Springs, Sunset, Stovepipe Wells, Mesquite Spring, Wildrose, and Emigrant campgrounds are open. The primitive camp sites at Eureka Dunes, Homestake Dry Camp, and Saline Valley Warm Springs are open.

WINTER CONDITIONS: Thorndike and Mahogany Flat campgrounds remain closed due to winter conditions. Wintry conditions may be present at primitive camping areas not listed.

Visitor Centers

OPEN: The Furnace Creek features outdoor pass sales and information provided daily 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Bookstore items are available for purchase in the multi-purpose room adjacent to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center daily. Park film and exhibits are not available.

Resorts: Lodging, Food, and Fuel

Take-out food options may be available; gas stations remain open. Stores operate at reduced occupancy.

The State of California's Regional Stay at Home Orders, which closed hotels, was lifted on January 25. Please contact each of these private businesses directly for 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.

  • Entrance fees: can be paid at automated fee stations found near entrances, outside the visitor center, and at many viewpoints in the park. They can also be purchased online at Recreation.gov.
  • Annual or lifetime passes: rangers are available to sell annual and lifetime passes in the park at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Furnace Creek Campground Kiosk. You may also purchase one online.

Weather

Death Valley Forecast

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

 

Roads Outside the Park


Last updated: February 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

(760) 786-3200

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