* Accessible to vehicles no longer than 25 feet.
** Accessible to high clearance vehicles no longer than 25 feet. 4-wheel drive may be necessary.
Reservations for Furnace Creek Campground
Reservations for the Furnace Creek Campground are available for the camping season of October 15 to April 15 by calling 1-877-444-6777 or visiting 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. 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.
Furnace Creek Campground has only 18 sites with full hookups. It is very rare to have the opportunity to stay in on of these sites without reservations. In the case where a hookup site is not reserved, it is open for a very brief period before the next incoming reservation arrives. RV hookup sites are also available at the concession-run Stovepipe Wells RV Park and the privately owned Panamint Springs Resort.
It is very rare for all campgrounds to fill in Death Valley. Sure, all of the "good sites" may be taken during busy times, but there is typically space at Sunset Campground (no tables, hookups, or firepits) even during the busiest of times. The high season is from November through March as well as all holidays from October through May.
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.
Generator hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Generators are prohibited in Texas Springs Campground, except from April 16 to May 15 in the upper loop from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Last updated: September 20, 2018