Death Valley is a vast national park with over three million acres of designated Wilderness and hundreds of miles of backcountry roads. The park contains an amazing variety of terrain, historic sites, plants and animals for outdoor adventurers to explore!
Beginning December 7, 2020, the State of California enacted Regional Stay at Home Orders affecting the area.
The park will remain open for DAY USE during the Regional Stay at Home Order!
Though campgrounds and lodging inside the park are currently closed, nearby options may be available in Nevada gateway communities. Other park operations, concessions, and local businesses have modified their operations as a result.
For current conditions, please visit: www.nps.gov/deva
All visitors in Death Valley National Park are required to pay an entrance fee.
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, VISITORS PURCHASING DIGITAL ENTRANCE PASSES ARE REQUIRED TO PRINT A HARD COPY PASS.
Visitors should DISPLAY THE PRINTED PASS on their vehicle’s dashboard when traveling inside the park boundary.
Valid Interagency Annual and Lifetime Passes also satisfy Death Valley’s entrance fee.
Visitors with valid Interagency Annual and Lifetime passes should display them in a hangtag or place them on their vehicle's dashboard. Those traveling in open-topped vehicles or on motorcycles should be prepared to present a pass to NPS staff upon request.
Failure to properly display or present a valid park pass can lead to a citation.
Travel prepared. Carry and drink plenty of water! Watch for signs of trouble. Take responsibility for your own safety. Cell service is limited.
Recreating responsibly and exercising Leave No Trace © practices protects you and the park.
Drive only on established roads. Appreciate wildlife from a distance. Leave plants, rocks and historic objects as you find them, for others to enjoy.
Drone operation within the Death Valley National Park boundary is prohibited by federal law.
Pets should be leashed at all times and may only be walked along roads, visitor center grounds, and in developed areas of front country campgrounds.
Due to COVID-19, trip planning and park information will be available from NPS staff via walk-up windows at Furnace Creek Visitor Center.