A record 1.3 million people visited Death Valley National Park in 2016.  About 70 Park Service employees keep the park running, fulfilling law enforcement, interpretive, administrative and maintenance duties.  The Native American population is represented by 25 families of the Timbisha Shoshone tribe living the near Furnace Creek.  Traces of mining activity from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are evident throughout the park.

Ranger Michael Ellis discusses the Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America.
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