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Beatty Cutoff and Mesquite Spring Campground opening

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Beatty Cutoff and Mesquite Spring Campground opening 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Death Valley National Park will reopen Beatty Cutoff Road and Mesquite Spring Campground on Friday, January 12. These are the latest steps in the park’s recovery from massive flash floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Hilary in August.

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Beatty Cutoff Road as construction started.
Photo: Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration paid for repairs of Beatty Cutoff and Mesquite Spring Campground Road using Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) fund source. The National Park Service funded repairs of Mesquite Spring Campground’s water system.

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Beatty Cutoff Road after debris clearing and road patching.
Federal Highway Administration photo

It is a special time to visit Death Valley National Park. A shallow lake covers several miles of the salt flat at Badwater Basin, reflecting the mountains. Most paved roads and some unpaved roads are now open within Death Valley National Park. All hotels are open within the park.  

Death Valley National Park is the homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone and preserves natural resources, cultural resources, exceptional wilderness, scenery, and learning experiences within the nation’s largest conserved desert landscape and some of the most extreme climate and topographic conditions on the planet. Learn more at  

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