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Mesquite Springs Campground Opens

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News Release Date: February 1, 2018

Contact: Patrick Taylor, 760-786-3279

Mesquite Springs Campground Opens


DEATH VALLEY, CA – After several months of closure due to storm damage, the Mesquite Springs Campground in Death Valley National Park has again opened for public use. The access road was damaged due to flooding in July 2018. As repair work was being completed a strange “microburst” storm with strong winds on September 11th, 2017 tore part of the roof off of a restroom. All sites and facilities are now open at the campground. Mesquite Springs Campground is noteworthy in that if affords the best night sky viewing of all the developed campgrounds in Death Valley and is often used by local astronomy clubs.


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: February 1, 2018

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