Death Valley National Park News
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Free entrance to Death Valley National Park on January 17
January 13, 2022 | 5:34 pm
Entrance fees will be free at all National Park Service sites on Monday, January 17, 2022 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Fatal motorcycle accident on CA-190
January 10, 2022 | 8:16 am
A motorcyclist died after crashing into an embankment on CA-190 west of Stovepipe Wells on January 8, 2022.
Removal of contaminated soils proposed at Gold Hill Mill
November 19, 2021 | 2:56 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) seeks public feedback on a proposal to remove contaminated soils from Gold Hill Mill in Death Valley National Park.
Hiker fatality at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
November 9, 2021 | 2:44 pm
A 27-year-old woman died while hiking at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
U.S. Navy Super Hornet Crashed in Death Valley National Park
October 5, 2021 | 2:21 pm
An F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed in Death Valley National Park, California, at approximately 3 p.m. , October 4, 2021. The pilot was treated for minor injuries at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and released later that night.
Death Valley National Park Completes Improvements to Furnace Creek Thermometer
October 1, 2021 | 9:13 am
Improvements to the Furnace Creek Thermometer include a celsius display and a mosaic of iconic park locations.
NPS and NWS announce new weather station at Badwater Basin
September 8, 2021 | 3:26 pm
The National Park Service and National Weather Service announce that a new automated weather monitoring station is now operational at one of the most unique locations on the planet, Badwater Basin. The public can view the new weather station’s data online.
Hiker Fatality Near Manly Beacon
August 24, 2021 | 10:40 am
A second hiker fatality along Golden Canyon Trail occurred within the past week.
Hiker Fatality in Death Valley
August 21, 2021 | 9:35 am
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Mr. Lawrence Stanback, 60, of San Francisco, California, died while hiking near Red Cathedral along the Golden Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park.
State and Federal Partners in California and Arizona Ask Public to Help Detect and Prevent Spread of Fungus Deadly to Bats
August 20, 2021 | 2:54 pm
Results from monitoring work this spring suggest that Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, may be present in samples collected from multiple species in five counties across California and northwestern Arizona.