Scotty's Castle Road Construction
Expect 30 minute delays Monday-Saturday on Scotty's Castle Road and Mesquite Springs Campground Road. Caution advised due to unpaved surfaces and sections of one-lane road.
Scotty's Castle Road Closure
The road from Scotty's Castle east to the park boundary will be closed to all traffic from February 10 to April 10, 2014. The Castle can be accessed from the south via CA-190 and Scotty's Castle Road; expect 30 minute delays.
Plan A Field Trip
Despite its ominous name, Death Valley National Park is filled with life and extraordinary human experiences. We welcome you to share it with us! Like the entire natural world, if treated with respect it is a safe place to spend time and an ideal setting in which to learn.
Death Valley National Park was set aside because of its unique desert environment. It has features that are as individual as your students. In order to appreciate such a place, one must spend time in it. We look forward to working with you and learning together!
Schools traveling to Death Valley independently, and local schools can sample one or more of our curriculum-based environmental education day or night programs. Even if you don't participate in a ranger-led activity, you are welcome to plan a self-guided visit. For a taste of history and a feat of engineering, bring your students to Scotty's Castle, a 1920s and 1930s era mansion in the desert. Tour back in time to 1939, discovering tall tales and technology, as history comes alive before your eyes.
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Did You Know?
Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861. After climbing the 11,049 foot peak, Dr. George said that he could see so far that it reminded him of looking through a telescope.