Death Valley National Park

Visitor Services

Despite Death Valley's fearsome reputation and famously barren landscape, the National Park Service and a number of concessioners have taken steps to ensure that your trip is as smooth as it is inspiring. The Death Valley infra-structure includes gift shops, outfitters, postal services and all the other necessities that ...

Walking & Hiking

Hiking in Death Valley is uniquely rewarding, but harsh terrain and extreme temperatures demand careful preparation. Before venturing out on a hike, it is vital to pack sunscreen, plentiful amounts of water, food and foot protection. Be prepared for significantly cooler weather at higher elevations. Avoid hiking alone, and ...

Desert Driving Tips

We recommend that you remain on paved roads, especially during the summer. However, if you do venture into the backcountry any time of the year, heed these important tips: • Make sure your car is in good working order. Service stations are few and far between. Carry a spare tire, ...

At Your Fingertips

General Park Information: (760) 786-3200 Commercial Permits: (760) 786-3241 Lodging within the Park: Xanterra Parks & Resorts® Furnace Creek (760) 786-2345 Stovepipe Wells (760) 786-2387  Panamint Springs (775) 482-7680  Furnace Creek Visitor Center: (760) 786-3244 Camping: (800) 365-2267 Emergencies: 911 Scotty's Castle: (760) 786-2392 General Park Information: (760) 786-3200 Commercial Permits: (760) 786-3241 Lodging within the Park: Xanterra Parks & ...

Flora & Fauna

Death Valley—one of the hottest and driest places in North America—is surprisingly home to an abundance of uniquely adapted life forms. A total of 1,042 plant species, 51 species of native mammals, 346 types of birds, 36 classifications of reptiles, six types of fish and five species of amphibians ...

Activities & Programs

Regardless of the season, there's always a lot to do at Death Valley—not surprising when you consider the park includes a 156-mile stretch between two mountain ranges, numerous archeological and historical treasures, and the single lowest point in North America! Here are just some of the most popular activity ...

At A Glance

Death Valley, the largest national park in the contiguous United States, comprises more than 3.3 million acres of desert wilderness. Bound on the west by the towering 11,049-foot Telescope Peak, and on the east by the 5,475-foot Dante's View, this fabled park features spectacular desert scenery, unusual wildlife and ...


Flush Pit Dump Fee Per  Campground Open Closed Elevation (ft) Sites Water Tables Fireplaces Toilets Toilets Station Night Emigrant All Year 2,100 10 Yes Yes No Yes No No None Furnace All Year -196 136 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes $18 Creek* Mahogany March Nov. 8,200 13 No Yes Yes No Yes ...


Visitors with a calling to enjoy the great outdoors can experience desert grandeur up close in one of Death Valley National Park's many public campgrounds, or in its backcountry. The park has nine public campgrounds that vary in their size, specific amenities and price. Only one campground takes reservations, ...

Death Valley National Park

Superintendent Name: 
J T Reynolds
Death Valley is world renowned for its colorful and complex geology. Its extremes of elevation support a great diversity of life, and provide a natural geologic museum that represents a substantial portion of the earth's history. This region is also the ancestral homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe. The Timbisha took advantage of the natural order of this region, establishing a pattern of life in concert with nature.
Park Acreage: 
Highest Point: 
Telescope Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
11048 feet
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Has Volunteer Program: 
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Park Sights: 
Scotty's Castle; Rhyolite Ghost Town; Ballarat; Chloride City; Greenwater; Harrisburg; Leadfield; Panamint City; Skidoo
Endangered Species: 
Devils Hole Pupfish; Eureka Dunes Evening-Primrose; Western Snowy Plover; California Least Turn; Southwestern Willow Flycatcher; San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Pahrump, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Death Valley, CA; Darwin, CA; Amargosa Valley, NV; Beatty, NV; Keeler, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS); Furnace Creek (LO6)

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