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.
Death Valley Waives Entrance Fee for MLK Weekend
The entrance fee to Death Valley National Park will be waived in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday January 14-16, 2012. Take advantage of the warm temperatures and thin snow in the Sierra to visit the park and hike a canyon, climb a peak, or view the sites free of charge. All National Park units will waive entrance fees for the weekend. For more information please call 760-786-3200 or see http://nps.gov/deva.
Did You Know?
Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest place in North America and one of the lowest places in the world at 282 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea, between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest at 1371 feet below sea level.