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PRESS RELEASE – Dealth Valley Reopens Hole in the Wall and Echo Canyon Roads

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Death Valley National Park opened Hole in the Wall Road and Echo Canyon Road on Wednesday, November 9. The National Park Service (NPS) road crew re-established these backcountry roads after they had been partially erased by flash floods. A free permit is now required to camp along these backcountry roads.   The NPS established […]

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Veterans Now Eligible for Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks

  Veterans now eligible for free lifetime federal lands pass; Everyone has free entrance to Death Valley National Park on Nov. 11  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Veterans and Gold Star Families are eligible for a new, free lifetime pass to national parks. Everyone has free entrance to Death Valley National Park on Friday, November 11 […]

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Beatty Entrance to Death Valley National Park Open; Caution Required Due to Gravel Sections 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Daylight Pass and Beatty Cutoff Roads opened on Monday, November 7. This provides access from Beatty, Nevada into Death Valley National Park. Standard passenger cars can use the road, but drivers should be cautious due to short gravel sections. “We are so excited to reopen the road to our neighbors in […]

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Stovepipe Wels Store Death Valley

PRESS RELEASE – Decisions Made on Proposed Stovepipe Wells Improvements 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – The National Park Service (NPS) has released its decision in the Environmental Assessment of proposed improvements in Stovepipe Wells and surrounding areas. The proposed actions include upgrades and changes to utilities, roads, parking areas, campgrounds, and buildings. The original proposal to remove Stovepipe Wells Airstrip was not included in the decision […]

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Death Valley – Free Permits Required for Some Backpacking and Roadside Camping; Campgrounds and Some Roads Opening Soon 

  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – As temperatures cool, Death Valley National Park is opening campgrounds. The National Park Service (NPS) and Caltrans are making progress reopening flood-damaged roads. Free permits will be required for overnight camping along the park’s most popular backcountry roads and trails. Texas Springs Campground and Stovepipe Wells Campground will open at […]

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Caltrans Aiming to Reopen State Route 190 by the End of October

First Section of Highway to Reopen by October 12 INYO COUNTY — Caltrans is anticipating it will reopen State Route 190 from its current set of closures in two phases beginning on October 12. The highway was closed following two late-summer storms on September 10 and September 13 that washed away sections of the highway, first on […]

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Scuba Divers counting pupfish 2022

Devils Hole Pupfish Population at 19-year High

  AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nevada – Agency biologists are excited to report increased numbers of one of the world’s rarest fishes. Scientists counted 263 Devils Hole pupfish, which is the most they’ve observed in 19 years. This count came on the heels of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico that caused 4-foot waves in Devils Hole on Sept 19, […]

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photo NPS/Ambre Chaudoin

Sept. 19th Mexican Earthquake Sloshes Devils Hole; Pupfish Appear to be Okay 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – In a surprising quirk of geology, Monday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico triggered four-foot-tall waves in Devils Hole, located in Death Valley National Park. Video footage of the “desert tsunami” is available on the Park’s website at The earthquake shook the Mexican states of Colima and Michoacán at 11:05 am Pacific […]

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Badwater Road 2022-09-13 eroded shoulder NPS photo by C Thompson, showing Abby Wines

Fresh Flooding on Sept. 13 in Death Valley- Updates on Road Closures/Openings 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Another round of storms impacted roads in the Death Valley region on Tuesday, September 13. The National Park Service (NPS) has some updated estimates for roads to reopen. The west entrance to Death Valley National Park is closed due to extensive damage to California Highway 190 (CA-190) west of the Park’s […]

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