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Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Elevation: 210 Feet (65.5 Meters) below sea level, approximately
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 221 Death Valley National Park
Recommended Season: Winter
Usage: Heavy
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

The Furnace Creek Visitor Center lies in the central region of this 3.3 million acre park along Highway 190. This is a good place to begin your visit to Death Valley and gather information pertaining to the recreation pursuits you enjoy. This site is open daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibits on geology, flora and fauna, cultural and natural history give visitors an overview of the natural and man-made features throughout the park. A bookstore at this site, operated by Death Valley Natural History Association, provides reading materials and maps about/of the region.

Directions from Panamint Springs: Travel eastward on Highway 190 as it leads through the park. Follow signs to Furnace Creek Visitor Center. It is 60 miles from the Panamint Springs Resort to the visitor center.

Directions from Beatty, Nevada: Follow Highway 375 westward into the park follow a spur road leading southward to Beatty Junction and Highway 190. Turn right on to Highway 190 and follow signs to the visitor center. It is 41 miles from Beatty to the visitor center.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Year-round (NOTE: Available at Furnace Creek are groceries, fuel, lodging, dining opportunities, post office and information center.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON Family Camping Furnace Creek
ICON Dining Furnace Creek
ICON Geology Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON History Exhibits on geology, flora and fauna, cultural and natural history.
ICON Animal Identification Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON Bird Identification Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON Lodging Furnace Creek
ICON Viewing Interpretive Exhibits Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON General Information Furnace Creek Visitor Center
ICON Attending Talks & Programs Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Related Activities
Furnace Creek Campground - This campground supports 136 sites and lies near the main visitor center in Death Valley National Park. It is open throughout the year.

Harmony Borax Works Interpretive Trail - This trail leads in a .25-mile loop that winds aroung the ruins of a borax processing plants. Interpretive panels describe the scene.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Death Valley National Park, P.O. Box 579 , Death Valley, CA, 92328, Phone: 760-786-2331, Fax: 760-786-3283, TTY: 760-786-3225


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