The Chicken Strip, a remote backcountry airstrip in Death Valley National Park, is temporarily closed due to washouts in the runway.
Death Valley National Park
We're just getting into the heart of summer, but already Death Valley National Park is setting records for heat.
A powerful thunderstorm that passed over Death Valley National Park knocked out power and left debris strewn across roads, leading to park officials to suggest visitors stay away for the time being.
Repercussions from a massive, destructive flash flood that tore through Death Valley National Park last October may soon be felt in visitor wallets, as the California park is proposing entrance and campground fee increases to help cover $26 million in repairs to Scotty’s Castle and its access road through Grapevine Canyon.
The high heat of Death Valley National Park is believed to have played a role in the death of a motorcyclist whose body was found in the southern end of the park.
Three men videotaped trespassing at the Devils Hole unit of Death Valley National Park face a range of felony charges, from killing an endangered species and destruction of property to being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
In a bid to arrest those responsible for vandalizing a warm spring with an endangered fish species, Death Valley National Park officials on Monday released a short video showing three men riding up to the Devils Hole unit of the park in an off-road vehicle and roaming around the grounds. Part of the video is from a camera in the warm spring itself. That segment shows one of the men in the water.
A reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of three men who broke into the Devils Hole area of Death Valley National Park and vandalized the area by discharging a firearm and swimming in the warm spring that nourished an endangered species of pupfish. At least one pupfish was killed.
Construction on Badwater Road is scheduled to start Monday to repair damage from last October’s flash floods. The route from southern Death Valley to Shoshone, California, will remain closed until construction is complete, which is scheduled for July 14
Weather has been cruel to Death Valley National Park in recent months. First torrential rains back in October did extensive damage in the park, and now winds gusting above 40mph have damaged roofs on three historic structures.