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.
Commercial Use Authorizations
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. A CUA may be issued only to authorize services that:
The following commercial activities are authorized in Death Valley National Park and will require a commercial use authorization:
(If your service/activity is not listed above, please contact the Office of Special Park Use.)
Applications for 2014 Commercial Use Authorizations are currently being accepted. Please do not use forms, instructions or checklists from previous years. Please send your completed CUA package either electronically (digital signature required) or via regular mail or courrier service (original signature required) along with a general liability insurance certificate listing the United States as additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000 in US funds, and an application fee of $210.00 (Make checks payable to National Park Service), to:
Office of Special Park Use
If you wish to pay by credit card please state your preference in an email to the above address. Do not send credit card information, you will receive a reply with instructions for paying by credit card.
Download the items listed below to apply for 2014 CUA activities.
If you add activities during the calendar year please submit a Supplemental Activity Report form to the Office of Special Park Use at least 7 days prior to your visit.
Did You Know?
In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...