Camping

Camper relaxing and reading a book outside her tent.
Camping at Mesquite Spring (NPS - Kurt Moses)
Fee increases beginning October 15, 2016
Furnace Creek: $22 for standard sites ($11 with lifetime pass). $36 for hookup sites ($25 with lifetime pass).
Sunset, Mesquite Spring, and Stovepipe Wells: $14 for standard sites ($7 with lifetime pass).
Texas Springs: $16 for standard sites ($8 with lifetime pass).

Campground

Season

Elevation

Fee until 10/15/2016 increase

Sites

Water

Tables

Firepits

Toilets

Dump Station

Furnace Creek Open all year
reservations available
Oct 15 to April 15

-196'

$18*** 136 yes yes yes flush yes
Sunset Open Oct 15 to April 15
(first-come/first-served)
Closed April 16 to Oct 14

-196'

$12 270 yes no no flush yes
Texas
Springs
Oct 15 to May 10
(first-come/first-served)
Closed May 11 to Oct 14

sea level

$14 92 yes yes yes flush yes
Stovepipe Wells
Open Sept 15 to May 10
(first-come/first-served)
Closed May 11 to Oct 14

sea level

$12 190 yes some some flush yes
Mesquite Spring Open all year
(first-come/first-served)

1800'

$12 30 yes yes yes flush yes
Emigrant
(tents only)
Open all year
(first-come/first-served)

2100'

free 10 yes yes no flush no
Wildrose* Open all year
(first-come/first-served)

4100'

free 23 yes yes yes pit no
Thorndike**

Open March to November
(first-come/first-served)
Closed during winter.

7400'

free 6 no yes yes pit no
Mahogany Flat** Open March to November
(first-come/first-served)
Closed during winter.

8200'

free 10 no yes yes pit no

* Accessible to vehicles no longer than 25 feet.
** Accessible to high clearance vehicles no longer than 25 feet. 4-wheel drive may be necessary.
*** Summer rates for Furnace Creek until October 14 are $12 per night for standard sites while RV-hook-up sites are $30 per night. Lifetime Pass holders receive a $9 discount.
 

Campground Reservations:
Reservations for the Furnace Creek Campground and group sites are available for the camping season of October 15 to April 15 by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by going online at recreation.gov. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance, but can be made up to 6 months in advance. All unreserved walk-in sites are open first come/first served for a period of 1 night up to 4 nights depending on the next incoming reservation. These opportunities are available in person at the kiosk only.

During summer, between April 16 and October 14 the Furnace Creek Campground is first come/first served, but various loops will close depending on how busy the park is throughout the summer. The National Park Service reserves the right to reserve sites for management needs at any time.

All other National Park campgrounds are first come/first served year round, however the National Park Service reserves the right to reserve sites for management needs for all campgrounds.

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 group sites at the Furnace Creek Campground.

Campfires: All vegetation in the park is protected. Firewood is 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 Springs, Mesquite Spring, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany Flat. Charcoal producing fires may only be made in NPS fire pits. All stoves and grills must be gas burning. Fires are prohibited in the summer months (June 15-September 15) or other periods of high fire danger at Mahogany Flat, Thorndike, and Wildrose Campgrounds.

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.

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 Springs Campground except from April 15 to May 10 in the upper loop from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pets: Pets must never be left unattended. 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.

Hookups: Furnace Creek Campground now has 18 sites with full hookups. 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.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

(760) 786-3200

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