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Furnace Creek Campground to Close February 1, 2012

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Date: December 12, 2011


The Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley National Park will close February 1, 2012 for the replacement of the sewer and water lines. Frequent pipe breakages require that the work be started as soon as possible. The project is scheduled to take several months to complete, requiring the work to be completed before the extreme heat of the summer.

Campers who already have reservation will be relocated to other campgrounds in the Furnace Creek area and their reservations will be honored. Tent campers will be moved to the Texas Springs Campground, and all other campers will be moved to Sunset Campground. If campers do not want to be relocated, they will be eligible for a refund from Recreation.gov. Reservations will be honored first, all other campsites will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The kiosk will be staffed during normal business hours for Texas Springs/Sunset Campgrounds from February 1- April 15th, 2012 when they close for the summer.

Reservations for Furnace Creek Campground can be made at recreation.gov for Fall 2012.

For further information please contact Traci Kolc at Death Valley NP, 760-786-3249.

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