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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.

  • National Park Foundation announces photo contest winners

    June 22, 2022 | 6:02 pm

    Marissa Toma took the winning photograph of Death Valley National Park, which was honored in the “Fan Favorite” category of the Share the Experience contest.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Deceased person found near Zabriskie Point

    June 15, 2022 | 1:07 pm

    Park visitors found the body of David Kelleher on June 14, 2022. Kelleher appears to have been walking from Zabriskie Point toward Furnace Creek after running out of gas.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Missing man found deceased in Panamint Valley

    June 2, 2022 | 4:55 pm

    Searchers located the body of John McCarry (69, from Long Beach) on June 1.

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  • DVNP seeks lodging proposals for Stovepipe Wells Village

    May 21, 2022 | 12:12 pm

    Death Valley National Park has issued a prospectus for a concession contract business opportunity. The Concessioner will operate lodging, food and beverage, retail, fuel sales, and other visitor services at Stovepipe Wells Village.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Death Valley National Park partners with BLM on non-native burro gather beginning April 25

    April 22, 2022 | 10:57 am

    The National Park Service will be working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather non-native burros from remote areas of Death Valley National Park from April 25 through mid-May 2022. Visitors to Death Valley National Park may experience traffic delays of up to 4 hours on a limited number of remote, unpaved roads during helicopter operations. Travel on the park’s paved roads will not be affected.

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  • Devils Hole Spring Population Highest in 22 Years

    April 12, 2022 | 12:47 pm

    Devils Hole pupfish, one of the world's rarest fishes, had the highest spring population count in 22 years. This comes on the 50th anniversary of population counts using SCUBA.

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  • Free Entrance to Death Valley National Park on April 16

    April 11, 2022 | 1:29 pm

    Entrance fees waived for national parks on April 16th, as National Park Week begins. Summer heat is starting, with campground closures.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Park seeks input on Mormon Peak right-of-way

    April 9, 2022 | 5:43 pm

    Death Valley National Park seeks public input on a right-of-way permit application for continued operation and maintenance of an existing microwave relay facility on Mormon Peak. Without this communications relay facility, there would be no landline or cell phone connection in the park.

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  • Over one million people enjoyed Death Valley in 2021

    February 17, 2022 | 6:11 pm

    Death Valley National Park welcomed 1,146,551 visitors in 2021. This was about two-thirds of the park’s highest visitation level, set in 2019.

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  • Fatal vehicle collision 2-10-2022

    February 14, 2022 | 10:15 am

    A single-vehicle collision on CA-190 in Death Valley National Park on February 10, 2022 resulted in the driver's death and serious injuries for the passenger.

    Read more at nps.gov