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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Death Valley National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has detailed information about specific areas, facilities and trails that are currently open and closed. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Death Valley National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of California, Nevada and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Death Valley National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of California, Nevada and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Death Valley National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Death Valley National Park - News section for more.

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hiker Fatality Near Manly Beacon

    August 24, 2021 | 10:40 am

    A second hiker fatality along Golden Canyon Trail occurred within the past week.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Free entrance to NPS sites August 4

    August 1, 2021 | 1:31 pm

    Death Valley National Park will be free to enter on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public input sought on proposed Air Tour Management Plan

    July 29, 2021 | 4:28 pm

    The National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan for Death Valley National Park. This plan would apply only to commercial sightseeing flights, not to personal pilots or military aircraft.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hiker fatality in Death Valley

    July 29, 2021 | 11:28 am

    Douglas Branham passed away while hiking across Badwater salt flats. He was found on July 28, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Traffic Collision Fatality in Death Valley National Park

    July 7, 2021 | 9:59 am

    On Monday, July 5 an individual died in a single vehicle traffic accident along CA 190 in Death Valley National Park. For an unknown reason, the driver and solo occupant traveled off the roadway on the dirt shoulder.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hottest June on record

    July 2, 2021 | 1:21 pm

    Death Valley National Park had its hottest June on record this year, with an average day/night temperature of 102.8°F. The normal average June temperature is 95.0°F, for records extending back to 1912. Every June for the past decade has exceeded this average.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Scotty’s Castle Visitor Center fire investigation inconclusive

    June 24, 2021 | 1:02 pm

    The fire investigation concluded that the fire started inside the Visitor Center, but was not able to determine the cause.

    Read more at nps.gov