Death Valley National Park Facilities


Furnace Creek Visitor Center Open Daily Winter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time Phone (760) 786-3200 Location The visitor center is located in the Furnace Creek resort area on California Highway 190. Furnace Creek is 30 miles from Death Valley Junction and 24 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village. Programs A 20-minute-long park film is shown throughout the day. During the winter season, November to April, rangers present a wide variety of walks, talks, and slide presentations about Death Valley's cultural and natural history. Additional programs may be presented at other times. Inquire at the visitor center for current programs. Available Facilities The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the main visitor information source for the park. There is a fully staffed information desk with information on all aspects of the park and its operation. The Death Valley Natural History Association maintains a well stocked book sales outlet specifically geared towards the natural and cultural history of the park. Scotty's Castle Visitor Center Open Daily Winter 8:45 am to 4:45 pm Pacific Time Summer 9:30 am to 4:15 pm Pacific Time (760) 786-2392 ext.231 Location Scotty's Castle and the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center are located in the north part of Death Valley National Park, 53 miles from Furnace Creek and approximately 45 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village. From U.S. Route 95, 154 miles north of Las Vegas, it is 26 miles to Scotty's Castle on Nevada State Route 267. Special Programs The highlight of a visit to Scotty's Castle is the 50-55 minute long guided living history tour of the interior of the main house. Tour reservations can be made 24 hours in advance by visiting or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Same-day tour tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center. A self-guiding tour of the Castle grounds is also available. Check at the visitor center for more information and guide booklet. Available Facilities Scotty's Castle is a day-use area only. The Castle grounds are open daily 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. No overnight accommodations are available on site. Restrooms are located on the property. Gasoline is not available at Scotty's Castle. The nearest gas stations are at Stovepipe Wells (45 miles south), Furnace Creek (53 miles South), and Beatty, Nevada (60 miles southeast). The Death Valley Natural History Association operates a book/gift store inside the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center. The association provides books, gifts, drinks, pre-packaged food items and general information on the story of Scotty's Castle and Death Valley.

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