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.
Scotty's Castle House Tour
NOTICE: Scotty's Castle is open, however construction crews are doing work on Scotty's Castle Road. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes between Grapevine Ranger Station, and park boundary at NV-267 and on road to Mesquite Springs Campground. Caution is advised due to unpaved surfaces and sections of one-lane road. Between February 10 and April 10, 2014, the road from Scotty's Castle east to the park boundary at NV-267 will be closed. Scotty's Castle will remain open during this time, but will only be accessible from the south via CA-190 and Scotty's Castle Road.
Please call 760-786-2392 for updated information.
Interested in the living-history house tour? Here is some important information you should know...
Guided living-history tours of the main house interior are conducted daily 365 days a year, 7 days a week. Tours last approximately 50 minutes and are given at least once every hour from November through mid-April, and less frequently in the summer. Limited to 19 people per tour, the guided tour is the only way to see inside the main house.
November 2, 2013 through April 19, 2014: Tours will be offered at least once an hour between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Tickets are sold for the day of the tour at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center. There may be a two-hour wait for the next available tour during peak visitation periods such as Thanksgiving weekend, the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day, and mid-February through April. Visitation is highest between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777 for Scotty's Castle tours. Tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance. The day of the tour, tickets may only be purchased in person at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center.
Groups of 15 or more may purchase advance tickets through www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-559-6777 at least two weeks in advance.
Some school groups may qualify for an educational fee waiver with a minimum of two weeks' advance notice.
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