Death Valley NP Announces New Tour and Road Construction Schedule at Scottys Castle

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Date: January 30, 2014

Death Valley, CA—Road construction in northern Death Valley National Park will continue for the next several weeks. Crews will be on the road both east and west of Scotty's Castle and the road to Mesquite Springs Campground.Construction is in progress on eight miles of Scotty's Castle Road (also known as North Highway or Bonnie Clare Road). Drivers can expect up to 30 minute delays on Scotty's Castle Road and the Mesquite Springs Campground Road. The construction project is bounded by the Grapevine Ranger Station and the Death Valley National Park boundary. Pavement has been removed, so sections of both of these roads are currently unpaved.

Mesquite Springs Campground and road will be closed for one week, likely in late February or early March.

Part of Scotty's Castle Road will be closed from February 10 through April 10, 2014. This closure affects five miles of road, from east of Scotty's Castle to the Death Valley National Park boundary. During that time there will be no access to Scotty's Castle from Scotty's Junction on US-95 (from the east).

At all times, access will remain open to Scotty's Castle from CA-190 via Scotty's Castle Road (from the south) and from the unpaved Big Pine – Death Valley Road (from the northwest).

Scotty's Castle will remain open daily during the road construction project. Tours are offered from 10:00am through 3:00pm. Reservations can be made until 9:00pm the previous night at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.

More information about Death Valley National Park or Scotty's Castle can be found at www.nps.gov/deva.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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