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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Tourists shooting photographs in Death Valley National Park in California.
It is possibly rarer than Deils Hole pupfish, which is found only in one location in Death Valley National Park, Nevada, and is often referred to as the rarest fish in the world.
Caption: A passing car and the resulting lens flare disturb the tranquility of wildflowers carpeting Death Valley National Park.
Now located inside the Death Valley National Park, California, the Inn has just 60 rooms.
The writer is the former superintendent of Death Valley National Park.
America National Parks" series (each program is available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats), California Redwoods to Death Valley showcases a diversity of national parks and historic sites in California, including Redwoods National and State Parks, Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Sand to Snow National Monument, Cesar Chavez National Monument, Pinnacles National Park, Channel Island national Park and much more.
National Park Service investigators confirmed that a vandal painted images on rocks and boulders at Crater Lake, as well as at Yosemite and Death Valley national parks in California; Rocky Mountain National Park and Colorado National Monument in Colorado; and Zion and Canyonlands national parks in Utah.
Currently there is also a riot of colour at Death Valley National Park in the US state of California.
Caption: Sliding down Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park, Nathalie Vriend and colleagues generate a mini avalanche to record the sound waves.
THE scenes on Luke's Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine were filmed on location in Tunisia and at Death Valley National Park in California.
The focus of meetings this week is on an environmental study about the likelihood of radioactivity leaking from the site into groundwater in an ancient aquifer that flows beneath Amargosa Valley farms toward Death Valley National Park.
I was introduced to Mother Earth News when I was working as a national park ranger in Death Valley National Park way back in 1977.