Death Valley National Park
P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, California 92328
WELCOME to Death Valley!
Death Valley National Park: A Land of
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert
of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock
layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of stone
wilderness. Home to the Timbisha Shoshone and to plants and animals
unique to the harshest deserts. A place of legend and a place of
Hidden in the green oasis of Grapevine
Canyon in far northern Death Valley, the Death Valley Ranch, or
Scotty's Castle as it is more commonly known, is a window into the
life and times of the Roaring 20's and Depression 30's. It was and
is an engineer's dream home, a wealthy matron's vacation home and a
man-of-mystery's hideout and getaway.
Walter Scott, Death Valley Scotty, convinced
everyone that he had built the castle with money from his rich
secret mines in the area. Albert Mussey Johnson actually built the
house as a vacation getaway for himself and his wife Bessie. Scotty
was the mystery, the cowboy, and the entertainer, but he was also a
friend. Albert was the brains and the money.
Two men as different as night and day, from
different worlds and with different visions - who shared a dream.
Furnace Creek Inn
The historic Furnace Creek Inn opened in 1927 by the Pacific Coast
Borax Company and played a pivotal role in the transformation of
Death Valley from mining wasteland to treasured national park.
Death Valley Ghost Towns
Scattered throughout Death Valley are the silent ruins of broken
Rhyolite Ghost Town
100 years ago, Rhyolite was the
largest city in southern Nevada with more than 10,000 residents. Yet
after only a decade, the town became a ghostly remnant of itself.
Keane Wonder Mine
Once the most productive and richest gold mine in Death Valley, the
Keane Wonder Mine is temporarily closed to public access due to mine
Places to Picnic:
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