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  • EXTREME SUMMER HEAT

    Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »

  • Zabriskie Point to close for repairs

    Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.

Campground Reservations

The reservation phone number is 1-877-444-6777 and the reservation website address is http://www.recreation.gov.

The Furnace Creek Campground is the only National Park Service (NPS) campground in Death Valley that takes advance reservations on the Internet or by telephone. Reservations can be made for the camping season of October 15 through April 15. Furnace Creek Campground reservations can be made six months in advance. Group campsite reservations can be made 11 months in advance. All other NPS campgrounds are first-come-first-served.

Furnace Creek Campground
Open All Year. Located 196 feet below sea level, Furnace Creek has 136 sites with water, tables, fireplaces, flush toilets, and dump station. Furnace Creek is $18 per night during the winter season and $12 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.

Group Campsites
There are two group campsites at Furnace Creek Campground. Each site has a maximum capacity of 40 people and 10 vehicles. No RVs can be parked at the group sites.

 

Campground

Season

Elevation

Fee

Sites

Water

Tables

Firepits

Toilets

Dump Station

Furnace Creek all year

-196'

$18** 136 yes yes yes flush yes
Sunset Oct-Apr

-196'

$12 270 yes no no flush yes
Texas Spring Oct-Apr

sea level

$14 92 yes yes yes flush yes
Stovepipe Wells Oct-Apr

sea level

$12 190 yes some some flush yes
Mesquite Spring all year

1800'

$12 30 yes yes yes flush yes
Emigrant (tents only) all year

2100'

free 10 yes yes no flush no
Wildrose all year

4100'

free 23 yes yes yes pit no
Thorndike*

Mar-Nov

7400'

free 6 no yes yes pit no
Mahogany Flat* Mar-Nov

8200'

free 10 no yes yes pit no
* Accessible to high clearance vehicles only. 4-wheel drive may be necessary.
** Furnace Creek Campground fee changes to $12 per night from mid-April to mid-October.
 

Did You Know?

Evaporation Measurement Tank at Furnace Creek

The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...