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Death Valley National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Death Valley National Park - News section for more.

  • Park rangers, law enforcement rescue woman from steep ridge

    May 23, 2024 | 8:43 am

    Park rangers and law enforcement officers successfully rescued a woman May 10 after she left her tour group and spent a night out on a steep, loose ridge near Artists Drive.

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  • Salt Creek Boardwalk public comment period

    May 22, 2024 | 4:09 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are one step closer to replacing Salt Creek Boardwalk. The agencies have funding to replace the boardwalk which was destroyed by a flash flood. The public has an opportunity to comment on the project before it proceeds.

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  • Fatality due to medical causes

    May 21, 2024 | 7:16 pm

    A man died in Death Valley National Park on May 19, 2024 after suffering an apparent medical event while driving Artists Drive.

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  • Historic Saline Valley Salt Tram tower pulled down

    May 13, 2024 | 10:04 am

    The National Park Service seeks information about recent damage to a historic salt tram tower in Saline Valley. It appears the 113-year-old tower was pulled over while a person used a winch to extract their vehicle out of deep mud. The damage happened sometime between April 1 and April 24, 2024.

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  • Hazmat truck fire on CA-190

    May 6, 2024 | 5:01 pm

    A tractor trailer carrying hazardous waste caught on fire in Death Valley National Park on April 26. Park rangers extinguished the fire before it reached the truck’s trailer, preventing a potential release of waste into the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Devils Hole pupfish spring population at 25-year high

    April 29, 2024 | 9:00 am

    Agency biologists are excited to report increased numbers of one of the world’s rarest fishes. Scientists counted 191 Devils Hole pupfish, which is the most fish observed during annual spring season counts in 25 years. This is good news for the critically endangered fish living in Death Valley National Park.

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  • Man dies while hiking Mosaic Canyon Trail

    April 26, 2024 | 4:57 pm

    A 66-year-old man from Gig Harbor, Washington died while hiking with his wife in Death Valley National Park on April 5. The man was about one mile up Mosaic Canyon Trail when he appears to have suffered an acute medical event.

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  • Over 1,300 miles of roads now open in Death Valley

    April 26, 2024 | 2:45 pm

    After eight months of intense work, National Park Service (NPS) employees in Death Valley National Park are celebrating the end of the emergency phase of flood repairs. Emergency repairs were done on several utilities and 1,323 miles of roads inside the park. Steel Pass and Wildrose Charcoal Kilns opened recently.

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  • Historic Borax Wagon Lost to Fire

    April 19, 2024 | 8:13 am

    A wooden wagon and three housing units were damaged or destroyed in two separate fires at a privately-owned resort within Death Valley National Park.

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  • Unpaved roads in the Nevada Triangle are open

    April 2, 2024 | 5:26 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) recently completed repairs after they were severely damaged and reopened the dirt roads in the “Nevada Triangle” of Death Valley National Park. The newly open roads are in the triangular shaped part of the park that runs into the state of Nevada, near Beatty, NV. These roads have been closed since August after they were damaged by flash floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Hilary.

    Read more at nps.gov