Death Valley National Park News
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Additional areas of Death Valley NP’s backcountry reopened
November 30, 2023 | 6:52 pm
Portions of Eureka Valley and Saline Valley opened on November 30. These are the most recent portions of Death Valley National Park to reopen after every road in the park was damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Hilary in August.
Echo Canyon, Hole in the Wall, Cottonwood, Marble, and Greenwater Valley open for camping with permit
November 21, 2023 | 4:54 pm
Death Valley National Park continues to repair and reopen flood-damaged roads. Roadside camping is now available along Echo Canyon Road, Hole in the Wall Road, Cottonwood Canyon Road, Marble Canyon Road, and Greenwater Valley Road (aka Furnace Creek Wash Road). The free, mandatory camping permits are available at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, same day only.
Motorcyclist rescued after driving on closed Titus Canyon Road
November 21, 2023 | 3:41 pm
Two men were rescued by helicopter after they illegally drove on a closed road in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service closed Titus Canyon Road temporarily due to hazardous conditions caused by flood damage.
Shoshone entrance and Badwater Road re-opened
November 20, 2023 | 12:47 pm
The southeast entrance to Death Valley National Park is now open. Badwater Road provides direct access from Shoshone, CA to the temporary lake at Badwater Basin.
Free entrance on Veterans Day
November 7, 2023 | 7:15 pm
Entrance to Death Valley National Park will be free on Veterans Day. A temporary shallow lake at Badwater Basin and an astronomy program make this an ideal time to visit.
Tractor trailer hauling bees rolled over west of Towne Pass
November 6, 2023 | 4:45 pm
A tractor trailer carrying beehives rolled over on CA-190 in Death Valley National Park on November 5, 2023. The driver and several emergency responders got stung by bees.
Traffic collision caused by a tarantula
October 29, 2023 | 3:22 pm
A motorcycle hit a van that braked suddenly to avoid running over a tarantula.
Beatty entrance to reopen Nov. 1
October 27, 2023 | 2:34 pm
The National Park Service will reopen Mud Canyon Road and Daylight Pass on November 1, 2023. Daylight Pass connects Death Valley National Park to NV-374 and Beatty, NV. Only emergency repairs have been completed, so drivers need to use caution.
Death Valley National Park will partially re-open October 15;
October 13, 2023 | 1:00 pm
Death Valley National Park will partially reopen on Sunday, October 15. Visitors will be able enter the park via CA-190 from the west via Lone Pine or from the east via Death Valley Junction. All other park entrances will remain closed.
Proposed rate changes for campgrounds and backcountry permits at Death Valley National Park
September 25, 2023 | 2:30 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments by October 25 on proposed fee changes for backcountry permits and campgrounds in Death Valley National Park. The NPS proposes to increase nightly campsite fees by $4 to $8. Some backcountry permits would become reservable in advance on Recreation.gov with a fee.