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Military Aircraft Crash in Death Valley Closes Popular Vista

Father Crowley Vista Point parking area is closed. Death Valley NPS - July 31, 2019 - Father Crowley Vista Point parking area is closed due to a military aircraft crash. Expect delays on Highway 190, and avoid the area so emergency responders can conduct their work safely. According to Navy Report a F/A-18E Super Hornet [...]

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Saline Valley Warm Springs Recreational Management Plan Finalized In Death Valley

Sierra Rec Magazine - NPS News Release - May 10 , 2019 - DEATH VALLEY, CA – The National Park Service announced on May 10 that it has finalized the Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS). The document outlines the agency’s plan for managing visitor use, natural resources, cultural resources, [...]

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National Junior Ranger Day Kicks Off National Park Week Saturday

We treasure our National Parks in the Sierra and the Western Region, and creating a future generation of care takers and enthusiast is a project that we at Sierra Rec enjoy promoting. Saturday, April 20, 2109 National Parks around the country including Yosemite, Lassen, Death Valley, and Seqouia and Kings Canyon will kick off this [...]

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Scotty’s Castle Projects Pass Environmental Assessment

Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park to Remain Closed Until 2020. DEATH VALLEY, CA – The National Park Service (NPS) has completed its final environmental reviews of proposed projects to repair flood damage at Scotty’s Castle. Meanwhile, work has already started on projects approved earlier. The popular historic site could be partially open by [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day & National Park Week in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park will host a variety of programs April 14-22 for Earth Day and National Park Week. One of 419 national park sites, Death Valley is 3.4 million acres, the largest national park in the contiguous United States. Biologists and park rangers will present programs about wildlife, plants, geology, [...]

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Death Valley Hosts Record 1,678,660 Visitors in 2018

Has the general public finally realized the stunning beauty of Death Valley DEATH VALLEY, CA –Death Valley National Park’s visitation has doubled in the past 9 years and increased by 30% over the past year. In 2018, a record 1,678,660 people recreated in the park.  “It’s really exciting to see so many people from around [...]

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