Notice: On Sunday, October 18, 2015, a storm caused extensive flash flooding in the Scotty’s Castle area in northern Death Valley National Park. Initial assessments revealed damage to roads, utilities and some historic structures. Scotty’s Castle will be closed for repairs until 2019.
Fifty-three miles from the Furnace Creek Resort and within the park boundaries, Scotty’s Castle stands as a tribute to friendship. In the early 1900’s, Walter Scott (Death Valley Scotty) convinced Albert Johnson to grubstake his gold mining expeditions.
The gold never materialized but Johnson fell in love with Death Valley and took a liking to the colorful Scotty. Johnson and his wife, Bessie, built this two-million dollar home with luxurious appointments and Scotty claimed it was his and was building it from the profits from his gold mine.
Owned today by the National Park Service, daily interpretive tours are provided from fall through spring and Friday through Monday offered during the summer. Visit the Death Valley National Park site for details.
Scotty’s Castle Gift Shop
Just a short one hour drive from Furnace Creek and located at the world famous Scotty’s Castle, the most popular man-made attraction in Death Valley National Park. The wide range of gifts and souvenirs will ensure a memorable visit to this Spanish-style castle.