DEATH VALLEY — Historic Scotty’s Castle reopened today, Thursday, May 30, after a fire burned 15 acres of vegetation north of the Castle last week. Scotty’s Castle is a Spanish style mansion built in the 1930s that hosts daily living history tours. Tours were scheduled to resume this morning for on-site visitors and reservation holders.
Crews from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service assisted a National Park Service initial attack crew who responded on Tuesday, May 22. The fire was contained on Thursday, May 23. No injuries occurred and only minor damage to one outbuilding on the Castle grounds was sustained during the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Ranger-guided tours are the only way to see the interior of Scotty's Castle. Same-day tour tickets are sold at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center, first-come, first-served. Avoid long waits by making reservations at Recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777 at least one day in advance.