Death Valley observes Nat’l Park Week

Death Valley observes Nat’l Park WeekZabriskie Point, captured at sunrise, will be the destination for a Sunday, April 22, jog with a park ranger. — Photo courtesy of Emily Hoerner

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DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park will celebrate National Park Week on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22.

“Saturday is a fee-free day for all public lands,” said a spokesperson. “Park rangers will offer interactive activities for kids at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center from 1-3 p.m.

On Sunday morning at 6 a.m., join a park ranger for a two-mile hike at Zabriskie Point and learn about our biggest star, the sun. Plan to wear sturdy shoes, have sun protection and bring water and snacks. From noon to 3 p.m., discover the diversity of public lands within a day’s drive of Death Valley. Learn about the vast wilderness in this 3.4-million-acre park and opportunities to experience it safely, while practicing Leave No Trace ethics.

“We are happy to offer a variety of activities to celebrate National Park Week and the incredible resources that Death Valley offers to visitors,” said Superintendent Mike Reynolds. “There is something for everyone here.”

Story First Published: 2018-04-13