Death Valley National Park Site Pass

Death Valley National Park

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!     

Furnace Creek Visitor Center has reopened for pass sales, trip planning, bookstore sales, and the Junior Ranger Experience! 

Due to COVID-19 mitigations, our exhibit space remains unavailable.

Daytime highs are currently exceeding 120 F. 

Outdoor activity is not recommended after 10:30 am.

Visitors should carry and drink plenty of water throughout the day during their visit.

Campgrounds open for summer include: Furnace Creek, Mesquite Spring, Emigrant, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany Flat.  

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All visitors in Death Valley National Park are required to pay an entrance fee.


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. Watch for signs of trouble. Take responsibility for your own safety. Cell service is limited.

Daytime highs are currently exceeding 120 F.

Carry and drink plenty of water! Outdoor activity is not recommended after 10:30 am.

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.