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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 to close for repairs

    Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.

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?

The salt stretches across the floor of Death Valley

The salt pan on the floor of Death Valley covers more than 200 square miles. It is 40 miles long and more than 5 miles wide.