Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park

Address:PO Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:760-786-3200
Fax:760-786-3283
Web: www.nps.gov/deva/
Size: 3,372,402 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on February 11, 1933. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1984. Name changed from Death Valley National Monument on October 31, 1994.
Location:In eastern California and southern Nevada. US 395 passes west of Death Valley and connects with CA 178 and CA 190 to the park. US 95 passes east and connects with NV 267, 374, and 373 to the park. I-15 passes southeast and connects with CA 127.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodges, groceries, restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museums/exhibits, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, auto touring, swimming, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Death Valley is the largest national park unit outside of Alaska and includes more than 3 million acres of wilderness area. This large desert, nearly surrounded by high mountains, contains the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. The area includes Scotty's Castle, the grandiose home of a famous prospector, and other remnants of gold and borax mining.

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The closure of primary entrance routes to Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge has limited nearly all emergency access for residents and visitors alike, compromising their safety and impacting the region s economy.
Part of the superb Moon Handbooks travel guide series, Death Valley National Park is a user-friendly travel guide to the breathtaking landscape of salt flats, sand dunes, and gleaming marble canyons that is Death Valley.
Bassist Geezer Butler, a founding member of Black Sabbath, has been cited and released after an altercation at a saloon in Death Valley National Park.
David Lamfrom, associate director of NPCA's California Desert program, quoted in the Los Angeles Times in response to a Spanish energy firm's proposed wind and solar project near Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Park, which would cause "significant, irreversible and likely unmitigatable" damage, according to the Park Service.
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Starting way out in the depths of Death Valley National Park, the cycle route initially took us even further from civilization, cycling through ghost towns and areas of alien activity, with Area 51 very close by.
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Wellington, July 12 ( ANI ): Death Valley National Park's rangers have requested its visitors not to fry eggs on the ground, after one employee posted a video of an egg being cooked in the desert sun.
California's Death Valley National Park drew hundreds of heat-seeking tourists as temperatures soared to 129 degrees (54 C) over the weekend, said public information officer Cheryl Chipman.