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Old 04-25-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good campground in Death Valley?

Can anyone recommend a good campground in Death Valley?

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Old 04-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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It depends on what you want. Boondocking at Stovepipe and at Furnace Creek is OK. Flat spot with a view. There is an RV park at Furnace Creek that has full hookups. This late in the year you should be able to get a space. All of the reservations have to be made through NPS.

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There are a lot of first come first serve campsites in Death Valley. The most central area is Furnace Creek. At Furnace Creek there are private RV sites with full hook ups ($35) and dry camping sites. Lots of amenities including a swimming pool. Run by Xantera. There is also an NPS campsite with electric at Furnace Creek ($18).
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We stayed at the Texas Spring CG in mid-Feb. We dry-camp when we can and had planned to spend one night here. We liked it so well we added two more nights. Everyone has their own needs and preferences of course. And this one is only open 10/15 to 5/1 so the timing may not work for you.

You can see the NP list of CGs here: Campgrounds - Death Valley National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

The DV map is here: Park Map Viewer

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Thank you both !
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Guess it's all relative but from our point of view Death Valley is Saturday night in Tiger Stadium!
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #7
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Better check average temps there—it must be pretty hot there by now. The A/C will not handle late spring temps very well. We love Death Valley, but avoid it in the summer and maybe now, or soon.

There's also a private CG at Panamint—it is on the west side part way down into the valley.

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In the summer? For the next 6 months, the best campground in Death Valley is in San Diego.
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We stayed at Furnace Creek in February last year. It was fine--nicer than the overflow parking lot across the road. An advantage was a mere $5 fee to use the resort swimming pool. We also stayed near the park at the Shoshone (CA) RV park. This was a nice little low-key place, nothing fancy, across the road from a nature preserve and with a warm springs swimming pool. Shoshone RV Park - Shoshone, California

At this time of year, we would probably head for the highest campground in the park to avoid the heat!

Gas in the park is very expensive, and distances between gas stations are huge. Just something to keep in mind.

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