Park Status during COVID-19
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.
Current Closures and Conditions
Roads, Trails & Locations
The most highly visited areas of the park, including Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Badwater Basin, Zabriskie Point, Dantes View, Mesquite Sand Dunes, and additional paved roads, remain closed due to extensive flood debris and damage.
Not all roads have been assessed for current conditions due to the scale of the flooding impacts. At this time, all dirt roads that have been assessed have had damage, and some are not passable.Travel on backcountry roads NOT advised.
CAUTION: There is currently a deep sandy area of the road in Hidden Valley; several motorists have gotten stuck.
Roads Outside the Park
CLOSED: Sunset, Texas Spring, and Stovepipe Wells Camprounds.
CLOSED: Furnace Creek Visitor Center is closed due to recent flooding. When open, hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, daily. 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. 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.