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Park Status during COVID-19

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Death Valley National Park is open, with some facility closures in place. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phased Reopening Plans

Reopening areas of the park are dependant on local, state, and national guidance. Updates will be posted on this website and will follow the Death Valley National Park Phased Reopening Plans.

Current Closures and Conditions

Roads, Trailheads & Overlooks

OPEN: all regularly open park roads, trailheads and overlooks. Examples: Dantes View, Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, Artist’s Drive, Devils Hole, Ubehebe Crater, Racetrack, Mesquite Dunes, Salt Creek, Devil’s Golf Course, Harmony Borax, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Darwin Falls, Father Crowley Vista, Emigrant, Wildrose, Telescope Peak, and all unpaved roads.

CLOSED: Bonnie Claire road and Scotty’s Castle remain closed due to 2015 flood damage. The Saline Valley Warm Spring soaking tubs remain closed to entry.


OPEN: Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds are open. Dispersed camping is available where permitted.

CLOSED: Group campsites are closed through the end of the year. Texas Springs, Sunset, and Stovepipe Wells campgrounds are closed for the summer.

Fire Restrictions

All campfires and most other uses of open flame are PROHIBITED due to high fire danger. This restriction includes all campgrounds. More information can be found in the order notification.

Visitor Centers

CLOSED: The Furnace Creek and Stovepipe Wells visitor centers are closed until further notice. Bookstore items are available for purchase in the multi-purpose room adjacent to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Note: entrance fees are required and can be paid by debit/credit card at automated pay kiosks or at You may also purchase your entrance fees at the Furnace Creek Campground Kiosk on any Friday through Sunday in September, 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Resorts: Fuel and Amenities

Fees & Passes

Entrance fees or a valid National Park pass are required. Death Valley National Park does not require an advanced entry reservation or pass to enter the park; park fees may be paid upon arrival.

  • Entrance fees: can be paid at automated fee stations found near entrances, outside the visitor center, and at many viewpoints in the park. They can also be purchased online at
  • Annual or lifetime passes: rangers are available to sell new annual or lifetime passes in the park at the Furnace Creek Campground Kiosk every weekend through September, 9am - 4:30pm. You may also purchase one online. Given the unprecedented circumstances, we are temporarily accepting a receipt of purchase if the arrival of your online pass was delayed. National policy is that pass extensions aren't being offered at this time.

    A receipt for entrance fees from Death Valley can be credited toward an annual pass, if presented to another park that is doing in-person pass sales within 7 days of purchase.


Death Valley Forecast

The Death Valley Weather & Climate page includes current conditions, forecasts and radar images.


Roads Outside the Park

Last updated: September 14, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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