Death Valley Road, CA State Route 127
Had a superior evening boondocking on a recent trip through Death Valley.
Death Valley itself is a great place, but the campgrounds leave much to be desired.
Fortunately, there's no need to stay in the park, there is public land all around and with a little exploration you can find a fine spot.
We headed through the park, then South on 127, Death Valley Road, and found the perfect place just North of Shoshone on the West side of the highway. It's a high spot, safe from flooding, and the ground is nicely packed, so no chance of getting stuck and impact is minimal. Plus there's plenty of room to maneuver. You can get a few hundred meters from pavement so the very occasional traffic noise is minimal.
Peaceful and isolated with really amazing views.