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    National Park CA,NV

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  • EXTREME SUMMER HEAT

    Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »

  • Zabriskie Point Rehab Project Delayed Until Further Notice

    The popular vista site Zabriskie Point will be closed for major repairs over the 2014/2015 winter and spring seasons, but the exact date has not been determined. The site will remain open until further notice.

Area Services

Scotty's Castle Area Services
Scotty's Castle is a day-use area only. No overnight lodging is available at the Castle. The nearest lodging facilities inside the park are at Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek. Beatty, Nevada has full services 60 miles from Scotty's Castle. Mesquite Spring Campground (no hookups), is located 5 miles south of the Castle.

Pre-made sandwiches, bottled water, sodas, & snacks are available for purchace at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center.

Castle Grounds & Picnic Areas
open 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

Visitor Center & Natural History Association Bookstore
open 8:45 am to 4:45 pm (winter)
open 9:30 am to 4:15 pm (summer)

Fuel is not available at Scotty's Castle.
The nearest gas stations are at Stovepipe Wells (45 miles south), Furnace Creek (53 miles south) and Beatty, Nevada (60 miles southeast.)

Pay Phone
Available behind the ticket office building located on the grounds. A pay phone is also available at the Grapevine Ranger Station located 3 miles south of Scotty's Castle. There is no cell phone reception.

Restrooms
Located next to the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center and available during hours of operation

Did You Know?

Telescope Peak, 11,049 feet above Badwater Basin

The highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak. The vertical drop from the peak to the Badwater Basin is twice the depth of Grand Canyon. More...