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.
Freedom Of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access any Death Valley National Park, National Park Service (NPS), or Department of the Interior (DOI) records unless the information in those records is protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) and there is a sound legal basis to withhold them.
If you are seeking general information about Death Valley National Park, you may wish to explore other pages of this website or contact the park by mail (see address below) or by calling (760) 786-3200.
If the information you are seeking is not available through those routes, you will need to submit a written FOIA request. There is no official request form, just send us a letter describing the records you desire to:
You may also submit FOIA requests to the NPS or the DOI. If you have questions on what information is available without submitting a FOIA request or where it may be located, contact one of the NPS or DOI FOIA Contacts. Our responsibility is to provide you with copies of the documents you are entitled to receive under the law. We want to work with you to achieve that goal.
Did You Know?
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