Death Valley National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.