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.
Kick Off Summer with a Free Trip to Death Valley NP
Kick Off Summer with a Free Trip to
Death Valley National Park
Start summer off with a free visit to Death Valley National Park!The National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees on June 21 to celebrate the first day of summer.
Enjoy a day at Mesquite Sand Dunes, or wind your way through Golden Canyon, or stay cool with a visit to Scotty's Castle. You can still enjoy hiking early in the day before the temperatures get too hot, or go to higher altitudes such as the Wildrose/Telescope Peak area or Charcoal Kilns later in the day.
"The longest day of the year is the perfect time to take a short trip. Celebrate an extended Father's Day with Dad, the start of summer break with the kids, or a job well done with your favorite graduate," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "With 394 national parks across the country, you could opt to visit an old favorite or explore a new place. Find a reason to get outside and enjoy the extra sunshine at a national park near you."
Additional fee free days in 2011 are National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 24) and Veterans Day weekend (November 11-13).
To help plan your trip, go to www.nps.gov/deva, or call 760-786-3200 for more information.
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