This is a photograph of the Stovepipe Wells General Store. In the foreground, there is a wooden fence surrounding the Stovepipe Wells sign, old machinery, and some vegetation. The General Store and visitors' vehicles are in the mid-ground, and mountains can be seen in the background.

Stovepipe Wells and Nearby Developed Areas Improvement Plan

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The National Park Service is seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the Stovepipe Wells Developed Area in Death Valley National Park to improve visitor experience, safety, and park operations. The areas included in this effort are the Stovepipe Wells Village, Emigrant Junction, the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes trailhead, Mosaic Canyon Road and trailhead, and the Devils Cornfield pullout.

The vision for these improvements is to increase and enhance recreation opportunities, improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, update utilities and infrastructure, rehabilitate historic buildings, and reduce impacts to park resources. This newsletter includes information on the preliminary concepts being considered.

We invite you to participate in the planning process by submitting your ideas by December 23, 2020. We would like to hear your thoughts on the preliminary concepts, potential issues with park resources visitor experience, as well as any other ideas you feel are relevant and important. We hope that you will join us in this important discussion regarding the future of your public lands by submitting comments. Once we have received and considered your comments, we will move to the next phase, which will include assessing compliance needs under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental regulations. As we move forward with planning for the improvements at the Stovepipe Wells Developed Area, we encourage you to stay connected and be an active participant in this planning process.

Thank you for your interest and participation.

Mike Reynolds

Contact Information

Abby Wines, Management Assistant
(760) 786-3221