For those of you who love to hike and camp, we have another trip that’s right up your alley. Death Valley is an amazing place to take a hike, camp out overnight, and then wake up to coffee with a view of Bailey’s Range in the morning sky. With over eight million acres of land to explore, this is one of the most massive national parks in the United States, so there are no limitations on what you can do here.
Stovepipe Wells is a good place to stay if you want to stay in the park, near Furnace Creek, or near Badwater.
Stovepipe Wells has great camping spots and is close enough to Furnace Creek Ranch for all of your culinary needs (they have a restaurant that’s worth checking out). You’ll have access to all the amenities there, including a swimming pool!
This campground will be especially fun if you’re taking your kids or grand kids with you—there’s plenty for them to do here. There are basketball courts, swimming pools (both outdoor and indoor), volleyball courts…it’s really quite impressive! If they get bored from too much activity on their own time at home then this might be exactly what they need: A chance for some time away from everything else while still having access when needed
Mesquite Spring campground is located in the Panamint Range, and is near the Mesquite Spring. It’s also near the Cottonwood Spring, Salt Creek and Sand Dunes. The campground is not too far from Golden Canyon—a great place for adventures around Death Valley National Park.
Mesquite Spring is not one of the most popular areas to visit when you go camping in Death Valley National Park but it has some benefits over other nearby campsites. It’s smaller than some other options so there are fewer people staying here; there are picnic tables and fire pits at each site; there are restrooms with showers available (although they’re pretty basic); there’s potable water available all year round; dogs are allowed if they’re kept on leashes at all times while outside their vehicles or tents – note that you must clean up after your pet(s). You may also be interested in visiting nearby Scotty’s Castle Historic Monument & Museum which offers tours every day except Mondays or go hiking/scenic driving along Badwater Road which will take about 90 minutes return trip depending on how fast you drive!
Sunset Campground is the only campground open year-round in Death Valley. It’s also one of the largest, with over 300 sites and an area to group camp. The campsites are spread out along a scenic loop road and offer plenty of privacy, though they aren’t as easily accessible as some other campsites in the park.
Camping is allowed during most months (except June 1 – September 30) but there are restrictions on where you can pitch your tent or park your RV, especially if you want to spend time in certain areas of the park during peak season or over holidays when traffic gets heavy. At this time of year (late fall), camping is not allowed at Furnace Creek Campground due to repairs being made on bathrooms and showers there; however there are still plenty of places where you can set up camp!
Texas Springs is a great place to camp. If you’re not a fan of the desert, this area may be right up your alley. If you are looking for some action and excitement, then this is definitely a place where you want to go. The springs are so named because they have an abundance of wildflowers that grow along their banks. There are also several pools of water that flow into the river nearby as well as beautiful rock formations along the riverbed itself.
This location provides an excellent opportunity for swimming and hiking as well as exploring history from before Texas was even part of America! The springs themselves were once home to Native Americans who built homes here many centuries ago. However today there aren’t any visible remains from those times except perhaps in certain areas around town where there may be artifacts such as arrowheads lying around waiting for someone else’s discovery!
Thorndike is a great place to camp. You can camp there year-round for free, and it’s the only free campsite in Death Valley National Park. Thorndike has a group camping area that is perfect for large groups and RVs. If you are looking for something more private, however, you will probably want to bring along a tent instead of an RV.
- Wingate Campground is located within Death Valley National Park’s Furnace Creek area, near the visitor center and the park’s main campground. It was named for Harry P. Wingate, who was the first superintendent at Furnace Creek Ranch.
- The campground is open year-round and has a maximum capacity of 100 people (including tents). You must reserve your spot before arriving at the park by calling 1-800-280-CAMP or visiting www.recreation.gov. Reservations can also be made ahead of time at any National Park Service facility that accepts them nationwide (except during peak season). If you don’t reserve ahead of time, you can still show up without a reservation and try your luck on a first come/first serve basis—but we recommend reserving your spot as soon as possible!
- Maximum RV length: 50 feet; maximum vehicle length: 20 feet
Furnace Creek is the only place in Death Valley that has a campground. The campground offers a great visitor center and museum, as well as a restaurant and cafe. It’s also just 20 minutes from Scotty’s Castle (a cool historical spot), and two hours from natural wonders like Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. If you have time for more than one night, it’s worth staying here for a few days so that you can truly experience all of what Furnace Creek has to offer.
Emigrant Campground is a great place to stay if you’re looking for some of the most beautiful views in Death Valley. It’s open all year round, so you can go there any time you want without having to worry about the weather. The campground is located near Furnace Creek and has a visitor center, a camp store, a swimming pool (open seasonally), and more. There’s also a theatre that shows movies every night at dusk during summer months only as well as an amphitheatre where they hold performances throughout spring and fall seasons—so bring your kids along!
If you’re feeling up to it after all your exploring around Death Valley National Park then consider taking advantage of their many activities like hiking trails or going horseback riding through some breathtaking scenery nearby Mount Diablo Canyon Trailhead Park Service Road which starts right next door!
Death Valley is a great place for camping.
Death Valley is a great place for camping. The park has more than 800 miles of trails that are open to mountain biking and hiking, as well as 31 backcountry campgrounds. It’s also a natural wonderland, with unique geology and wildlife—and enough solitude that you can gaze up at the stars without any light pollution!
If you’re into hiking, camping, and the great outdoors, then Death Valley should be on your bucket list of places to visit at least once in a lifetime. For expert hikers, the mountains ringing the valley offer some challenging terrain along with the beauty and surprises of nature. And for the more introductory hiker, there are plenty of trails that make for a more leisurely experience. Whether you’re planning to visit Death Valley for a spring hike or an overnight backpacking trip during the fall, it’s certain to leave an indelible mark on your memory.