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Death Valley Hosted 820,000 Visitors in 2020 | Half of Usual Total Due to Stay at Home Order

DEATH VALLEY, CA – About 820,000 people visited Death Valley National Park in 2020. This was about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year. Breaking down the figures by season illustrates the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over time. Winter: The year started out strong. The park had its third-busiest […]

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Help keep the lights on at Panamint Springs Resort

A GoFundMe Account has been set up for Panamint Springs Resort, familiar to almost everyone who enters visits Death Valley National Park The COVID-19 Pandemic has been really tough on small businesses everywhere, but none more so than businesses located in rural counties and in resort towns near our national parks. Panamint Springs, a rustic […]

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Peak Named After Endangered Pupfishes

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Earlier this year, the Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted unanimously to approve the proposal to name a peak after the Devils Hole pupfish and Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. At 4,355 feet in elevation, the previously un-named Pupfish Peak is a high point in an area […]

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Death Valley National Park campgrounds opening for cooler weather

(Press Release DVNP 10/14/2020) DEATH VALLEY, CA – Fall temperatures signal the start of camping season in Death Valley National Park. Texas Springs, Sunset, and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds will open on Thursday, October 15. At that point, all individual campsites in the park will be open. The park’s 762 individual campsites are limited to no […]

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The Heat Was On! Death Valley Set Numerous Heat Records This Summer

September 22, 2020 Press Release: Death Valley National Park,  DEATH VALLEY, CA – Over the summer of 2020, numerous heat records were broken, as the park experienced what may be some the hottest days ever recorded on Earth. This meteorological summer (June-August) had an average (day and night combined) temperature of 102.7. This makes 2020 […]

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Death Valley National Park Continues a Phased Reopening on Friday, June 26, 2020

{Press Release: Death Valley National Park Continues a Phased Reopening on Friday, June 26, 2020} Death Valley, CA – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Death Valley National Park is increasing recreational access according to the park’s phased reopening plan. The […]

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Death Valley Vandal Identified Himself and Apologized

UPDATE: Man wanted for illegal acts of vandalism at Death Valley National Park (Posted 4/14/2020) The original story of vandalism the Sierra Wave posted on April 14 generated great indignation from park visitors. Charges have not been filed again the man yet. Penalties could include a fine and/or restitution charges. The man’s cooperative attitude will […]

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Update: Navy pilot died in crash in Death Valley

UPDATE The pilot of an FA-18E Super Hornet died after the fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Navy reported Thursday. The U.S. Navy confirmed the death of the pilot just before 12:40 p.m. Thursday saying, “The Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the FA-18E died in the crash. In accordance with DoD […]

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Government shutdown affecting local national parks

By Deb Murphy Today marks the 19th day of the federal shutdown. Bishop’s office building housing the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management staffs has a note on its locked door, idle vehicles sit in the parking lot. Visitors can tool around Manzanar but can’t get in the building to view the exhibits. […]

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