Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 12, 2019

Death Valley Status Update

Death Valley National Park status during lapse in appropriations:

Most of the park remains accessible to the public. Visitor services (including restrooms and trash removal) are limited due to the lapse in federal appropriations. All normal park rules and regulations still apply and violators will be cited.

Privately-operated resorts (The Oasis at Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells Resort, and Panamint Springs Resort) are fully operational.

The following facilities are open due to donations from The Oasis at Death Valley, Death Valley Natural History Association, and Stovepipe Wells Resort: Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Stovepipe Wells Campground, and restrooms at the east entrance, Zabriskie Point, Golden Canyon, and Badwater.

Closed areas include: all campgrounds (except Stovepipe Wells), Dantes View, Artists Drive, Natural Bridge, Harmony Borax Works, Salt Creek, Keane Wonder Mine, Mosaic Canyon, Scotty’s Castle, Upper Wildrose Road, Lower Wildrose Road, and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes parking lot.

Additional roads and facilities may close at any time for the health and safety of park visitors.

Comments on this page will not be responded to for the duration of the government shutdown.


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