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Scotty’s Castle Update from Death Valley National Park Service

DEATH VALLEY, CA – It has been five years since a flash flood devastated historic structures and utilities at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) has completed several projects, but reopening is still about two years away. Scotty’s Castle and the adjacent road are closed to the public until […]

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Death Valley National Park campgrounds opening for cooler weather

(Press Release DVNP 10/14/2020) DEATH VALLEY, CA – Fall temperatures signal the start of camping season in Death Valley National Park. Texas Springs, Sunset, and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds will open on Thursday, October 15. At that point, all individual campsites in the park will be open. The park’s 762 individual campsites are limited to no […]

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The Heat Was On! Death Valley Set Numerous Heat Records This Summer

September 22, 2020 Press Release: Death Valley National Park,  DEATH VALLEY, CA – Over the summer of 2020, numerous heat records were broken, as the park experienced what may be some the hottest days ever recorded on Earth. This meteorological summer (June-August) had an average (day and night combined) temperature of 102.7. This makes 2020 […]

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Hiker Fatality in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park (Release Date: September 17th, 2020) DEATH VALLEY, CA – On September 6th at 9:00pm, Death Valley National Park and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a potentially deceased hiker near the Golden Canyon Loop trail. An Inyo County Sheriff Deputy and Death Valley Park Rangers responded to the Zabriskie Point […]

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4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY, CA – At approximately 10:32 this morning, a reported 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Death Valley National Park. The earthquake’s epicenter was approximately 35 km west of Stovepipe Wells, within park boundaries in the Panamint Valley. Rangers in the Furnace Creek area reported feeling minor trembles. Shortly after, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake was reported […]

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