There are a few in every national park. While most visitors are courteous and respectful of the parks and their resources, there are always a few who couldn't care less. At Death Valley National Park in California, those few drove their vehicles across both the Racetrack playa and the salt flats of Badwater.
Death Valley National Park
Artists Drive, one of Death Valley National Park’s top attractions, will be closed through mid-March for repair work.
With more than 400 units in the National Park System, trying to zoom in on any one particular park for a visit can be a challenge. Over the past 12 months the Traveler has "explored" quite a few parks, and we list those stories here to help you plan your next national park adventure.
Interested in experiencing a beautiful location with your family or friends over the holidays? Looking for something fun and rewarding to do? Death Valley National Park is hosting several volunteer events, including the annual Christmas Bird Count and Junior Ranger service projects.
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.
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.