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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.

Campgrounds

Furnace Creek Campground will be CLOSED September 10, 2014 through mid October 2014 due to construction work. Texas Springs Campground in the Furnace Creek area (approximately one mile away) will be open on first-come/ first served basis for those wishing to camp. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 

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 15 to
May 1

-196'

$12 270 yes no no flush yes
Texas Spring Oct 15 to
May 1

sea level

$14 92 yes yes yes flush yes
Stovepipe Wells
Sept 15 through
Mother's Day
Weekend

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.
** RV Hook-up sites have an additional $12 Utility Fee that is not subject to Lifetime Pass discounts. Furnace Creek Campground becomes first come-first served and fee changes to $12 per night from mid-April to mid-October.
 

Campground Reservations:
Reservations for the Furnace Creek Campground and group sites are now available by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by going online at http://www.recreation.gov.

Be advised that Furnace Creek Campground has a new numbering system. Please review the new map before making reservations.

All our other National Park campgrounds are first-come-first-served.

Generator hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise posted. These hours are chosen to accommodate the needs of the wide variety of people who use Death Valley's campgrounds. Generators are prohibited in Texas Spring Campground.

Campsites are limited to no more than eight people and two vehicles or one recreational vehicle per site. Larger groups wishing to camp together can reserve the group sites at the Furnace Creek Campground. The two group sites are limited to a maximum of 40 people and 10 vehicles each. No recreational vehicles may be parked at the group sites.

Pets: There is a maximum limit of 4 pets per campsite and pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times.

Pet feces in campgrounds, campsites, lawns, walkways, access roads, and around public buildings must be disposed of in a trash bin by the person responsible for the pet.

Campfires: All vegetation in the park is protected. Firewood and charcoal are available at the NPS Concession run Stovepipe Wells General Store, or at the private-owned Furnace Creek General Store, or you can bring your own supply. Fire pits or grates are provided at Furnace Creek, Texas Spring, and most of our other campgrounds. See the campground table above for specifics.

RVs: Furnace Creek Campground now has a few sites with full hookups for recreational vehicles. RV hookup sites are also available at the concession-run Stovepipe Wells RV Park and the privately-owned Furnace Creek Ranch and Panamint Springs Resort.

Camping Limits: Furnace Creek Campground has a limit of 14 days per calendar year. The rest of Death Valley National Park has a 30-day per calendar year camping limit.

Did You Know?

The MNesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park

In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...