Death Valley National Park is the largest national park located in the eastern California, Nevada border. It is located outside of Alaska at 3,422,024 acres. There are dirt and paved roads for about 1000 miles that provide access to both famous and remote areas. Almost 93% of the park is protected as formally appointed Wilderness. The park is covered with rugged mountains that rise for about 11,000 feet deep canyons, barren salt flats, spring-fed oases, and rolling dunes.
Death Valley National Park is America’s driest and hottest national park where visitors enjoy its mysteries like sailing stones. There are almost twelve CCC companies that improved the region by creating campgrounds, trails, and buildings. Those companies also introduced phone and water services to some regions of the valley.
Weather in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth. It is developed by the mountain ranges and rainfall. The temperature will be around 120°F during summer and it will drop to 90 degrees at night. The perfect time to visit this park is during Spring and wildflowers in Spring are a great attraction. Summer will start early in the Death Valley National Park and it will be very hot in May. Autumn usually starts in late October and it will be warm but with clear skies and good temperature. You can have cool days, chill nights, and sometimes rainstorms during Winter.
Fees and Passes
You will have to pay an entrance fee year-round in Death Valley National Park. And you will have to pay additional fees for activities like park campgrounds. Visitors who carry a current pass which is nationwide America the Beautiful Annual series will not have to pay the entrance fee to the park. Check out the fees and passes page to know more information.
- Death Valley Entrance Fee – per vehicle – $30.00
- Death Valley Entrance Fee – per motorcycle – $25.00
- Death Valley Entrance Fee – per individual – $15.00
- Death Valley Annual Pass – $55.00
Things to do in Death Valley National Park
- Backcountry Driving
- Night Exploration
- Watch sunset and sunrise
- Zabriskie Point
- Dante’s View
- Artist’s Drive
- Artists Palette
- Darwin Falls