November is a particularly good time to visit Death Valley National Park due to a free entrance fee day on Veterans Day, special events, and cooling temperatures.
Death Valley National Park
In a national park of more than 3 million acres, with just two ambulances and but a handful of trained emergency medical technicians, false 911 calls can pose a serious threat to visitors. Yet this past week the staff at Death Valley National Park had to deal with two false reports while responding to two motorcycle accidents.
The Chicken Strip, a remote backcountry airstrip in Death Valley National Park, has reopened after volunteers with the Recreation Aviation Foundation repaired it.
Entrance and camping fees in Death Valley National Park will increase this coming Saturday, October 15. These visitor fees are used to fund services and maintenance that directly benefit park visitors. Most park fees have been unchanged since January 2006.
For the second time this summer a visitor to Death Valley National Park has succumbed to the high heat of the park. Officials say the woman's body was found about five miles from her vehicle in the southern portion of the park.
Ice, air-conditioning, and water fountains that spurt water are great to have in the place with the hottest recorded temperature on Earth, and so it's great to hear that Southern California Edison has moved a power generator into Death Valley National Park, which has endured four power outages this summer.
After roughly two decades of removing cultural artifacts from Death Valley National Park and the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, a California man has pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized excavation, removal, transportation, damage, or defacement of archeological resources, according to federal authorities.
After months of reconstruction, the highway leading over Jubilee Pass into Death Valley National Park is open to traffic. To celebrate, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are hosting a ribbon cutting on Friday.
Badwater Road, the primary paved road through the southern end of Death Valley National Park, has fully reopened nearly 10 months after a series of flash floods washed it out, the park recently announced.
Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.