Size: 3.42 Million Acres

Year Established: 1994

Annual Visitors: 1.15 Million

Firearms Information in Death Valley National Park

Since February 22, 2010, a federal law has made it legal for people who can legally own guns under federal, state, and local laws to do so in this national park. If you have a state CCW license you can carry in this park.

Before entering the park, they leave the responsibility up to the visitors to know and follow all state, local, and federal gun laws.

There are places in the park where guns are not allowed by federal law. These places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

It is against the law to shoot a gun in Death Valley National Park for any reason.

Hunting in Death Valley National Park

Because you cannot discharge your firearms in this park, you cannot hunt game.

Additional Information About Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is in both eastern California and the state of Nevada. It is known for Titus Canyon, which has a ghost town and colorful rocks, and Badwater Basin, which has the lowest point in North America, which is made up of salt flats. Up there, the Telescope Peak Trail goes through a forest of pine trees. Rattlesnakes live in the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, which are to the north of the Devil’s Golf Course.

Best Time to Visit Death Valley National Park

The best time to visit Death Valley National Park is between the months of November to March.

Visitor Fees

$15.00 per person for up to 7 days

$30.00 per vehicle for up to 7 days

$25.00 per motorcycle for up to 7 days

$55 for a Death Valley National Park Annual Pass

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Furnace Creek Visitor Center


Furnace Creek Visitor Center,
Furnace Creek, CA 92328

Phone Number

(760) 786-3200

Hours of Operation

Daily 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.