Death Valley National Park
Death Valley contains wondrous beauty, from expansive views and dark skies, to impressive salt flats, craggy mountains and valleys that on occasion brim with wildflowers during magnificent super blooms.
For thousands of years, this area was the ancestral homeland to Native American Tribes, including the Timbisha Shoshone who still live in the valley.
Prospectors came to the valley in the 1800s searching for gold and other minerals like borax. While mining eventually proved to be too difficult, tourism boomed, and in 1933 the area was proclaimed a national monument.
Congress established Death Valley National Park in 1994, making it the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in the U.S., and the largest national park in the lower 48 states.
Hottest Air Temperature
Ever Recorded on Earth
Lowest Annual Rainfall
Of Any National Park
Lowest Point in North
America, Badwater Basin
-282.2′ Below Sea Level
DEATH VALLEY FUND
Administered by the Death Valley Conservancy, the Death Valley Fund supports programs within the national park that are innovative or might otherwise not be possible due to funding.
The Conservancy works closely with the National Park Service and other nonprofits and organizations in the area to further our shared mission of preserving and celebrating the amazing beauty, artifacts, and history contained within Death Valley National Park.
Be Part of It All
Your donation to the Death Valley Conservancy can make a world of difference.
Vintage Postcards from Death Valley
A novelty of the time! Color-tinted linen postcards by Frasher Fotos, mailed as a complete set from the Death Valley post office on March 21, 1941.
Thank you generous donors for making these exciting projects possible.