Operating Hours & Seasons

Furnace Creek Visitor Center
The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the place to start your trip to Death Valley.

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Death Valley National Park is open year-round and may be visited day or night.


Furnace Creek Visitor Center & Museum

HOURS Open daily, 8 am to 5 pm

Phone (760) 786-3200

The visitor center is located in the Furnace Creek resort area on California Highway 190. Furnace Creek is 30 miles from Death Valley Junction and 24 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village.

A 20 minute park film is shown throughout the day. During the winter season, November to April, rangers present a wide variety of walks, talks, and slide presentations about Death Valley's cultural and natural history. Additional programs may be presented at other times. Inquire at the visitor center for current programs.

Available Facilities
The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the main visitor information source for the park. There is a fully staffed information desk with information on all aspects of the park and its operation. The Death Valley Natural History Association maintains a well stocked book sales outlet specifically geared towards the natural and cultural history of the park.

Scotty's Castle Visitor Center

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, a storm caused extensive flash flooding in the Scotty's Castle area in northern Death Valley National Park. Initial assessments revealed damage to roads, utilities and some historic structures.

Scotty's Castle is closed and will remain closed until further notice. Please contact 760-786-3280 for more information.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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