All park roads are currently closed. Roads are being assessed for damage and are being cleared of debris.
Last year, roads were heavily impacted, damaged, or closed following record rainfall in August; the current storm broke last year's record. Although all paved roads were repaired from the 2022 flood damage, there is still a lot of work to be done in the backcountry and this latest storm caused significant additional damage.
State Route 190 (access to Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells)
Note that road closures listed below apply to ALL vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles. The roads were completely washed out in places and entry will cause tire tracks and braided roads in wilderness as users try to locate what was once the road. Thank you for your patience as we work to reopen these locations.
Only major roads are listed for reference below, but ALL backcountry roads are closed.
Upper Wildrose Road (above the Charcoal Kilns)
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Keane Wonder Mine
Saline Valley Road - Signed closed by Inyo County.
Hunter Mountain - Signed closed by Inyo County.
Titus Canyon Road - Flooding destroyed the road
Steel Pass - Extensive flood damage. No timeline for reopening.
Sunset, Texas Spring and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds - Seasonal closure due to heat
Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Wildrose, Mesquite Springs, Eureka Dunes Primitive, Thorndike Primitive, Mahogany Flat Primitive, Saline Valley Primitive and Homestake Primitive campgrounds are closed until further notice due to park closure and flood damage
Fire Restrictions:Fire restrictions are in effect at Thorndike, Wildrose, and Mahogony Flats campgrounds from June 15 - September 15. No open flames are allowed, but controlled flame devices with shut off valves and gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel sources are allowed.