DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: Death Valley is a land of extremes. It is one of the hottest places on the surface of the Earth with summer temperatures averaging well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. At 282 feet below the level of the sea, it is the driest place in North America with an average rainfall of only 1.96 inches a year.
This valley is also a land of subtle beauties: Morning light creeping across the eroded badlands of Zabriskie Point to strike Manly Beacon, the setting sun and lengthening shadows on the Sand Dunes at Stovepipe Wells, and the colors of myriad wildflowers on the golden hills above Harmony Borax on a warm spring day.
Furnace Creek Campground
Furnace Creek Campground is the only campground in the park that is reservable - all others are first-come, first-serve. Furnace Creek is also the only NPS campground that has hookup sites and designated group sites.
First-come, first served sites FF at Furnace Creek Campground are rare and fill quickly on weekends and around holidays.
From alien rock formations, to natural salt plains, there is so much to see here one trip is never enough. Take the opportunity to visit Death Valley, and you will be so gripped by its splendour you will want...more
Campgrounds Currently in Death Valley National Park:
Emigrant : Open All YearDetails : Located at 2,100 feet, Emigrant is designated for Tents Only and has 10 sites with water, tables, and flush toilets. No fires are allowed. Emigrant is a Free campground.
Furnace Creek : Open All Year : Reservations Online or by Phone at 1-800-365-CAMPDetails : Located 196 feet below sea level, Furnace Creek has 136 sites with water, tables, fireplaces, flush toilets, and dump station. Furnace Creek is $16 per night during the winter season and $10 a night during the summer. Reservations for sites in Furnace Creek Campground are only taken for the winter season. The campground is first come first served in the summer.
There are two group camp sites at Furnace Creek Campground. Call 1-800-365-CAMP for group site reservations.
Mahogany Flat : Open From Early Spring to Late Fall Details : Mahogany Flat is located at 8,200 feet in the Panamint Mountains and is accessible to high clearance vehicles only. Depending upon road conditions, 4-wheel drive may be necessary. The campground has 10 sites, tables, fireplaces, and pit toilets. Mahogany Flat is free.
Mesquite Spring : Open All Year Details : Located at 1,800 feet 3 miles from Scotty's Castle, Mesquite Spring has 30 sites with water, tables, fireplaces, flush toilets, and a dump station. There is a small nightly fee.
Stovepipe Wells : Open From Fall To Spring Details : Located at sea level, Stovepipe Wells has 190 sites with water, some tables, some fireplaces with the tent sites, flush toilets, and dump station. There is a small nightly fee.
Stovepipe Wells RV Campground (Concession) : Open All Year Details : Located at sea level, the Stovepipe RV Campground is managed by the Stovepipe Wells Resort. It has 14 sites with full hook-ups and no tables or fireplaces. A swimming pool and showers are available. No Reservations, first come first served. There is a nightly fee.
Sunset : Open From Fall to Spring Details : Located at 190 feet below sea level, Sunset has 1000 sites with water, flush toilets, and dump station. NO Fires Allowed. There is a small nightly fee.
Texas Spring : Open From Fall to Spring Details : Located at sea level, Texas Spring has 92 sites with water, tables, fireplaces, flush toilets, and dump station. Texas Spring is first come first served with self registration. There is a small nightly fee. No generators allowed.
Thorndike : Open From Spring to Fall Details : Thorndike is located at 7,400 feet in the Panamint Mountains and is accessible to high clearance vehicles only. Depending on road conditions, 4-wheel drive may be necessary. Thorndike has 6 sites, tables, fireplaces, and pit toilets. Thorndike is free.
Wildrose : Open All Year Details : Located at 4,100 feet in the Panamint Mountains, Wildrose Campground is not accessible to vehicles over 25 feet in length. Wildrose has 23 sites, with tables, fireplaces, and pit toilets. Drinking water is available during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Wildrose is a free campground.
Furnace Creek Inn : Opens October 9, 2003 for the Winter Season, Phone (760) 786-2345Details : The private Furnace Creek Inn provides first class resort accommodations in the Furnace Creek area.
Furnace Creek Ranch : Open All Year, Phone (760) 786-2345Details : The private Furnace Creek Ranch provides motel accommodations in the Furnace Creek area.
Out-of-Park Lodging to the East:
Details : Lodging facilities are available to the East of Death Valley National Park in most of the towns along Highway 95 in Nevada. These include Tonopah, Goldfield, Beatty, Indian Springs, and Las Vegas. Lodging is also available in Amargosa Valley and at Stateline on Highway 373 in Nevada, and at Death Valley Junction, Shoshone, Tecopa, and Baker on Highway 127 in California. Pahrump, Nevada, halfway between Death Valley and Las Vegas, also has full accomodations available.
Out-of-Park Lodging to the West:
Details : Lodging facilities are available to the West of Death Valley National Park in all of the towns along Highways 395/14 and 178. These include Mohave, Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Olancha, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, and Lee Vining.
Panamint Springs Resort : Open All Year, Phone (775) 482-7680Details : The private Panamint Springs resort offers resort accommodations and camping.
Stovepipe Wells Village : Open All Year, Phone (760) 786-2387Details : The Stovepipe Wells Village concession offers resort accommodations and limited recreational vehicle camping with full hookups in the Stovepipe Wells area.