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Death Valley Near Mesquite Springs Campground 2023  Photo NPS/K. Moses

Proposed Rate Changes for Campgrounds and Backcountry Permits at Death Valley National Park 

Proposed rate changes for campgrounds and backcountry permits at Death Valley National Park DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – 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. […]

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Death Valley National Park and CA-190 May Start to Reopen October 15 

Map showing the route from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park that is anticipated to open on October 15. By this route the distance from Las Vegas to lodging within the park is 345 miles to Panamint Springs Resort, 371 miles to Stovepipe Wells Resort, and 399 miles to The Oasis at Death Valley. […]

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Death Valley National Park Remains Closed, all Visitors Evacuated

Death Valley press release – Visitors Evacuated-Park Still Closed Death Valley National Park remains closed, all visitors evacuated DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Death Valley National Park is still closed due to major flash flood damage. The park had its rainiest day ever on August 20, receiving more rain than it normally does in an entire […]

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Caltrans Working to Reopen State Route 190 – State Route 136 Still Closed

  Caltrans Working to Reopen State Route 190 State Route 136 is Closed Due to Heavy Flooding   INYO COUNTY — Caltrans is working toward reopening State Route 190 after flood waters generated by Tropical Storm Hilary damaged several locations. The most significant damage is located at Lower and Upper Centennial Wash. Between Olancha and the […]

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Death Valley National Park Remains Closed Following Heavy Rains and Flooding  

Death Valley National Park Remains Closed Following Heavy Rains and Flooding   DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Death Valley National Park remains closed after the remnants of Hurricane Hilary delivered a year’s worth of rain in one day.  An estimated 400 residents, travelers, and employees are sheltering in place at Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, and Panamint Springs until area roads are […]

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NPS Photo Death Valley flood Badwater Rd Aug 2023

Death Valley National Park Closed Due to Active Flooding –  Turn around, don’t drown 

Death Valley National Park closed due to active flooding   Turn around, don’t drown  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Death Valley National Park is closed due to active flooding. The park received 1 inch of rain by mid-day Sunday, with unprecedented levels of rainfall predicted over Sunday night. California Highway 190 is also closed. Park rangers are […]

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Death Valley Report: Flood Watch in Effect from August 19, 11:00 PM PDT until August 22, 05:00 AM PDT

VISITOR SERVICES:   Furnace Creek Visitor Center: CLOSED   Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station: CLOSED      ROADS:  CLOSED: Badwater Rd North Highway (Scotty’s Castle Rd) Upper Wildrose Rd Twenty Mule Team Canyon Westside Rd Bonnie Clare (Scotty’s Castle) Titus Canyon Hunter Mountain Steel Pass Saline Valley Road, South Pass & North Pass (closed by Inyo County) Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon CAMPGROUNDS: […]

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Death Valley National Park Braces for Flooding – Will Partially Close

Death Valley National Park braces for flooding   Death Valley, Calif. – Death Valley National Park will partially close in anticipation of heavy rains and flooding from Hurricane Hilary. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 am and until Tuesday, August 22 at 5:00 am. Death Valley could […]

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Inflation Reduction Act to Invest $1,600,000 in Death Valley National Park; Project Will Stabilize Historic Mining Structures

Inflation Reduction Act to invest $1,600,000 in Death Valley National Park; Project will stabilize historic mining structures  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – The National Park Service (NPS) will use $1,600,000 from the Inflation Reduction Act to help preserve historic mining structures in Death Valley National Park.  This project is part of a nationwide effort to restore natural habitats […]

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