Death Valley National Park
Camping and Lodging
Two resorts provide lodging and other commercial services within the park. Facilities are operated at Stovepipe Wells Village by a concessionaire. TWA Services, Inc., provides gasoline, souvenirs and snack service at Scotty's Castle.
The Furnace Creek Inn is available to guests from mid-October through mid-May. From mid-May through mid-October all operations are consolidated at the Furnace Creek Ranch.
Furnace Creek Ranch 224 rooms near The Furnace Creek Inn, Hwy 190 in Death Valley National Park. The Ranch provides guests with charming and comfortable accommodations in a family-type setting. Situated around the 18-hole golf course. All rooms non smoking.
Stovepipe Wells Village, in the heart of Death Valley National Park, is relaxing and uncomplicated. All accommodations are moderately priced. The village boasts a pool, gift shop, general store, restaurant and more.
The park has nine campgrounds. Three are open all year: Furnace Creek, Mesquite Spring and Wildrose. Three are open October to April: Texas Spring, Sunset and Stovepipe Wells. And three other campgrounds are open April to October: Emigrant, Thorndike and Mahogany.
Camping reservations made be made, beginning on the 5th of each month, for up to 5 months in advance. Call 800-365-CAMP
Furnace Creek -- 136 sites open year-round. Tables, water, flush toilets, fireplaces and sanitary station. Just north of Visitor Center on Route 190; elevation 196 feet below sea level. Fee $22. Hookups $36.00
Texas Spring -- 92 sites open Oct.-April. Tables, water, flush and pit toilets, fireplaces, sanitary station. Just south of Visitor Center off Route 190; sea level elevation. Fee $16.
Sunset -- 1,000 sites open Oct.-April. Water, flush and pit toilets, sanitary station. No fires. Just south of Visitor Center off Route 190; elevation 190 feet below sea level. Fee $14.
Stovepipe Wells -- 200 sites open Oct.-April. Water, flush and pit toilets, sanitary station. No fires. Located just north of Stovepipe Wells off Route 190; sea level elevation. Fee $14.
Emigrant -- 10 sites open April-Oct. Water, tables, flush toilets. No fires. Located west side of park at the fork of Routes 190 and 178; elevation 2100 feet. No fee.
Mesquite Spring -- 30 sites open year-round. Water, flush toilets, tables, fireplaces, sanitary station. Located far north end of park just west off Route 267; elevation 1800 feet. Fee $14.
Wildrose -- 30 sites open year-round. Water (Apr.-Nov.), tables, fireplaces, pit toilets. Located western extreme of park just off Route 178. Elevation 4100 feet; 4-wheel drive recommended. No fee.
Thorndike -- 8 sites March-Nov. Tables, fireplaces, pit toilets. Located western extreme of park, east off Route 178. Elevation 7500 feet; 4-wheel drive recommended. No fee.
Mahogany Flat -- 10 sites open March-Nov. Tables, fireplaces, pit toilets. Located western extreme of park east off Route 178. Elevation 8200 feet; 4-wheel drive recommended. No fee.
Primitive camping is allowed in many backcountry areas. Generally, camping is allowed 2 miles back from main paved or unpaved roads and within 1/4 mile of water sources. Most abandoned mining areas are restricted to day-use only. Check for restrictions with rangers at the Visitor Center before obtaining a voluntary backcountry camping permit.
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