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.
Free Entrance to Death Valley National Park for Founder's Day
Death Valley, CA--The National Park Service will waive entrance fees to Death Valley National Park and all National Park units on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 to celebrate Founder's Day—the birthday of the National Park Service. The celebration marks the 97th anniversary of the creation of the agency in 1916. This part of a service-wide effort to invite all Americans to experience their national parks. With 401 National Park units nationwide, every American is less than 100 miles from a national park experience.
For more information and a schedule of events, go to http://www.nps.gov/deva.
Did You Know?
The highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak. The vertical drop from the peak to the Badwater Basin is twice the depth of Grand Canyon. More...