Scotty's Castle Road Construction.
Road construction Monday-Friday (occasional Saturdays) through the end of December; expect delays of up to 30 minutes between the Grapevine Ranger Station, and park boundary at NV-267 and on road to Mesquite Springs Campground.
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?
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.