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.
Entrance Fees Waived for National Park Week
Contact: Cheryl Chipman, 760-786-3207
The National Park Service invites you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available at Death Valley National Park free of charge in honor of National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011. All 394 National Park units will waive entrance fees each day of the period. Entrance fees typically range from $3 per person per day to $25 per car for one week, depending on the size of the park or monument. (Some smaller locations may already have free admission.) Children age 16 and under and disabled individuals (as well as those accompanying them) always get in free. U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older can purchase a $10 lifetime Senior Pass, good for all national parks and sites.
To find a national park near you, go to nps.gov/findapark/index. Parks are typically busier on the weekends, and peak hours on any day are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Death Valley NP please call 760-786-3200 or see the park's website at nps.gov/deva.
For more information on National Park Week, go to nps.gov/npweek.
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...