Additional Park Campgrounds Open

A father and son carry camp chairs near their tent.
A family sets up their campsite in Death Valley National Park.

NPS photo by Kurt Moses

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News Release Date: November 7, 2017

Contact: Abby Wines, 760-786-3221

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park announced plans to open two additional campgrounds for the winter season.

Texas Springs Campground will open on Monday, November 13. Sunset Campground opened November 3. Both campgrounds will remain open until the middle of April.

Campground status:

  • Furnace Creek (154 sites) – open
  • Sunset (270 sites) – open
  • Texas Springs (92 sites) – will open Nov. 13
  • Stovepipe Wells (190 sites) – open
  • Emigrant (10 sites) – open
  • Wildrose (23 sites) – open
  • Thorndike (6 sites) – open until closed by snow
  • Mahogany Flat (10 sites) – open until closed by snow
  • Mesquite Springs (40 sites) – closed due to storm damage

The park expects a large influx of visitors for Thanksgiving week.

Death Valley National Park is the homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone and preserves natural and 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. About two-thirds of the park was originally designated as Death Valley National Monument in 1933. Today the park is enjoyed by about 1,300,000 people per year. The park is 3,400,000 acres – nearly as large as the state of Connecticut. Learn more at

Last updated: November 7, 2017

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