DesertUSA publishes news, articles and educational content about the desert regions of the United States. Our news feed includes press releases from the National Park Service, State Parks and other recreation areas.
Desert Life Features
A Haunted Desert Ghost Town
Nestled in the vast expanse of the Nevada desert, Tonopah stands as a small town with a big reputation for its rich history and intriguing tales of the supernatural. As whispers of ghostly apparitions and haunted locales echo through the dusty streets, Tonopah has earned a reputation as one of the most haunted towns in the American West. Join us as we delve into the mysteries that shroud Tonopah, uncovering the stories of spirits that are said to roam the town’s historic buildings and eerie landscapes.
Opal Mining in Nevada
Prospect for Opals in Virgin Valley
The opals of the Virgin Valley have captivated hearts and imaginations for over a century. Their beauty, rarity, and striking play of colors make them prized possessions for collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike. The history and allure of these magnificent gemstones continue to draw adventurers to the Virgin Valley, in search of their own piece of opal magic.
Arizona’s Lakes & Rivers
Summer Water Destinations
Arizona is home to a plethora of lake and river destinations that offer scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and a chance to cool off in the water. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful lakeside retreat or an adventurous river excursion, Arizona has it all. Let’s explore more of these aquatic gems that await your discovery.
Seasonal Closures at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
As temperatures heat up in the desert, Anza-Borrego Desert Park implements seasonal closures. Coyote Canyon closes to allow the Park’s bighorn sheep access to water without interference. The annual seasonal closures…
Death Valley – Badwater Road reopened after weekend flooding
Badwater Road reopened on May 25 after National Park Service (NPS) employees moved dirt and rocks off the road and filled in unsafe drop-offs on road edges. Park rangers closed the…
Lake Mead Receives Donation of Children’s Lifejackets
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Receives Children’s Lifejacket Donations from the Assistance League of Las Vegas Lake Mead National Recreation Area just received a boost in supporting safety for visitors. The…
An adventure through time. Explore the route used by pioneers on their way to California. The Mojave Road lets your SUV act as a time machine, guiding you on a trail that stretches for 138 miles through country virtually unchanged since prehistoric times. Learn more about the Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier.
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If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with your kids, check out our “Break-at-Home” geode kits. This hands on rockhounding experience is a great way for kids to learn about geology, how geodes are formed and to experience the excitement of discovery when they break one open. Learn more about “Break-at-Home” geodes