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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.

Plans 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.

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.

Camping

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

CLOSED: Group campsites are closed through 4/15/21.

Visitor Centers

OPEN: The Furnace Creek features outdoor pass sales and information provided daily 9 a.m to 4:30 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: 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. 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: November 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

(760) 786-3200

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