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.
Death Valley NP to Host Star Party
Death Valley National Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 as part of Death Valley National Park's Dark Night Sky series. The event will run from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Harmony Borax Works, about a mile north of the Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190. Two night sky tours will be presented, one at 7:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Like all ranger programs, the event is free of charge to all park visitors.
The program will consist of night sky viewing through telescopes.NPS Rangers will point out constellations and explain celestial phenomena in easy to understand language.Visitors can come and go throughout the evening as they would like.
Come enjoy the crystal clear desert skies in Death Valley National Park...a rare treasure. Wear warm clothes and bring a red lens or cellophane to cover your flashlight and protect your night vision from bright lights. For additional information please contact Carrie Hearn at 760-786-3299or visit our listing of ranger programs on the website at http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/tours.htm.
Did You Know?
Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, five consecutive days of 129°F or above were recorded in Death Valley. On July 10, 1913 a reading of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was taken, the world record hottest air temperature. More...