Staggered Opening of Death Valley’s Campgrounds

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Date: October 12, 2017
Contact: Abby Wines, 760-786-3221

****This press release was from 2017. Current campground information is here. *****

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park announces this fall and winter season’s camping options. Most campgrounds open, some will open later as repairs are completed and seasonal staff report for duty.


  • Furnace Creek Campground (154 sites)
  • Stovepipe Wells Campground (190 sites)
  • Emigrant Campground (10 sites)
  • Wildrose Campground (23 sites)
  • Thorndike Campground (6 sites) until closed by snow.
  • Mahogany Flat Campground (10 sites) until closed by snow.


  • Mesquite Spring Campground (40 sites) is temporarily closed due to damage from two storms. A microburst wind event heavily damaged the roof of one of the restrooms. Flash flooding damaged the access road.
  • Texas Springs Campground (92 sites) will be closed until enough maintenance workers are on staff.
  • Sunset Campground (270 sites) temporarily open November 3-13, then closed again until enough maintenance workers are on staff.

The park should have adequate space for camping most of this fall, except for Veterans Day weekend, Thanksgiving, and the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.

Campgrounds are also available from private companies at the Oasis at Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells, and Panamint Springs and in nearby communities, including Shoshone, Pahrump, Beatty, and Lone Pine.

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: October 17, 2018

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Death Valley, CA 92328


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