Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Park Status during COVID-19

Most park facilities and areas are open with exceptions noted below.

Indoor Masking:
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers and partners is our number one priority. In areas the CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Use the COVID-19 Community Level Tool and search for Inyo County to determine current community status. You may also call the Furnace Creek Visitor Center at: 760-786-3200 for current indoor masking requirements.

Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

 

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A Park Ranger truck parked at a large washout in a dirt road in a desert canyon.
Road conditions can change quickly, as seen in this image after a flood in Titus Canyon 12/2021.

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Current Closures and Conditions

Roads, Trails & Locations

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

DELAYS: Expect short delays on Badwater Road in May for a crack seal road project.

CLOSED:


Please see the Backcountry and Wilderness Access Map for standard dirt road conditions. For questions, call: 760-786-3200.

Campgrounds

CLOSED: Sunset, Texas Spring, and Stovepipe Wells Camprounds.

There are currently NO restroom facilities at Homestake Campground. Pack out all waste.

Visitor Centers

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.

VARIABLE: Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station. Variable days and hours depending on staffing. Please call: 760-786-3200 for current status. Pass sales and information.

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.

  • 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: May 18, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley , CA 92328

Phone:

760 786-3200

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