Having read all the other reviews for Furnace Creek Ranch, it appears that no one has reviewed the "no hookup" area which seems to be pretty new. It is located behind the gas station, between the golf course and the park visitors center. It is a large parking lot (where else does one ever camp in Death Valley?) in a rough triangle shape with campsites marked off all along the perimeter with the large center area clear except for a fire pit. I agree with the other reviewers that the other RV area is the pits--crowded and messy, but we loved the new dry camping area a lot. The price was great, the sites were a breeze to back into and very long, the internet was fast and reliable (better than 90% of RV parks we've visited; amazing for Death Valley!), there is shade (also absent everywhere else in DV that I have seen) if you get one of the sites along the West line of trees, you have use of the pool, showers, shuffleboard, etc. if you want. All-in-all it is a great bargain if you can do without hookups. It was never full the four days we camped here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for a dry camp site, paved, back in. Reservation fee comes on top. This campground is pretty busy, compared to others in Death Valley. No privacy or shade. Be aware of sudden windstorms. We experienced one while staying and saw several awnings being ripped off the rig. Best thing about the campground is its central location in Death Valley. Potable water at the washrooms. We saw some people using their phone, but had no reception on our Verizon MiFi. There is pay as you use WiFi at the general store, but we did not try. When coming back to DV we would rather try the dry camp across the street or go to Stovepipe Wells instead. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second time at this campground. Last year there was no power, but this year there was. No more generator! Huge space, at least 30-40 ft. wide, and reasonably level. Water pressure was adequate. My only complaint would be about the number of fires. You can't leave any windows open or the rig stinks of campfire smoke. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground with some paved sites with electricity and some in the gravel with dry camping only. Improved sites are more $$. Excellent rest rooms and stainless dish washing station. A few sites where you can get under trees for some shade in hot weather. Make sure to have plenty of provisions. Store about a mile away has very limited choice and Very high prices. Restaurant is also expensive and the staff is very slow and seems to have an attitude. Used Access pass so it was free park entry and $8/night for the campsite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although the host claims the restrooms are nearby, it is a 4-block walk from the camping sites to the restrooms. The rusty-looking water runs red when you first turn it on. There is no shade, and the sites are very crowded and un-level. But since it's the only place around, campers can't be choosy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This campground is a little nicer than Stovepipe Wells or Sunset Campground (across the street) since it has more separation between sites and a few trees for a very little bit of shade in some sites. There is a dump station and fresh drinking water. There is also a restroom with flush toilets but there are no showers. Each site has a picnic table. The campground is open year around. It is the only Death Valley campground to accept reservations, and reservations are essential during high season. Satellite is not a problem in most sites since there are few trees. We were surprised that our Verizon phone worked; there is a cell tower at Furnace Creek. However, our Verizon data card did not work. Furnace creek is the main headquarters area for the park. The Visitor Center is a short walk away and there are restaurants and a small (very expensive) store. There is also a gas station with very expensive gasoline and propane. Since we love Death Valley, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We looked at the resort with the same name, first. What they had available was in the employee housing area. With a total length of 60' maneuvering around their roads was not worth risking damaging our rig. This Furnace Creek NPS Campground was much nicer then that resort or Stovepipe Wells. It was great not having to run our generator and having water & sewer hook-ups. The campground was very easy getting in and parking. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a typical NPS campground, the restrooms where clean, the park was well kept and the spaces where large. The dirt is very fine, it was hard to keep out of the motorhome. The electric is in but they are waiting from Washington DC to tell them how much to charge, in the summer that would be essential. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed 4 nights and it was great. This is a true find. Many spaces now have water and sewer as ours did. Electricity is installed but not turned on yet at many sites. The ranger said that power will be on sometime after the first of the year. Price is with senior discount card. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice, clean National Park Campground. Not very many amenities. Clean restrooms, potable water available in places & clean dump station. Dry camping, however the campground closed Feb. 1 after we left. They are in the process of putting in 21 full hookup sites, water, electric & sewer. They are replacing the sewer lines in the park and are going to rebuild the restrooms. Even without hookups, the park was very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perhaps the most vegetated of the campgrounds in Death Valley, but still pretty bleak with sites close together. Constant drone of generators between 7 AM and 7 PM. I would rather not stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate was half price Access card. We came here after two nights at another RV park just up the road. It was quiet, and the stars at night were something to see. The sites were roomy with some small trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a great place to stay while exploring Death Valley. It is centrally located and close to services such as gas, restaurants, park headquarters, etc. The campsites are fairly large, level and have a table and firepit. We enjoyed our week-long stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice centrally located campground in Death Valley. It's the best campground in the area for a large RV. It's just a gravel, self service campground but it was a great base camp for our day trips out into the desert. There are no hook ups, this is dry camping only. Generators are allowed between the hours of 7 a.m and 9 p.m. Except for the one knucklehead from Canada, everyone seems to abide by these hours. The volunteer staff in the campground was less than friendly so if you have questions, go across the street to the visitors center where they at least try to tolerate a 'tourist'. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a dry camp but placed in the environment of Death Valley it is nice place to be while viewing the valley. Fresh water and a dump station is available. At the nearby Furnace Creek Ranch there is a restaurant, gift shop and well stocked mini-mart plus a bar. All very pricey, but as they say, "If everyone owns a candle and you have the only match, you can command a steep price for that match". One caution. Top off your propane and vehicle fuel tanks before entering the park. We did so at Amargosa, NV for $2.99 per gallon. The Chevron station at Furnace Creek was asking $4.52 for the same gallon of gas. Diesel was $4.74 a gallon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice secluded park with some trees and nice mountain views. Easy entry with wide sites. Close to Furnace Creek Ranch (walking distance) which has Golf, stores, Post Office, and a really nice hot springs pool (available for $5.00 per person, includes shower) Since this is a National Park campground, my senior pass allowed 1/2 price ($9.00) and Park fee. No hook-ups, but it does have a dump station and fresh water. Great for dry camping. We stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch, which has full hookups, a couple nights and then here to save a few bucks, would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was dry camping, but it was nice. It was off-season so there seemed to be no staff, but other campers were friendly and courteous. The campground is close to most of the popular attractions as well as the golf course, hotels, and a general store. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is "camping" for sure without any of the amenities we've come to expect. Campground is within walking distance of the Visitor Center where there is free Wi-Fi. Ranger personnel at Visitor Center are very pleasant and helpful. Park is quiet at night. Not much shade and lots of dirt. Rate is Golden Age Passport. Garmin GPS directed me to turn toward the old Borax mine several hundred yards before the actual turn into the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our fourth trip to Death Valley and we enjoyed it just as much this time as in our previous visits. Death Valley is one of our favorite National Parks and Furnace Creek Campground makes a great central location for exploring it. Don't expect luxury, this is basic camping. There are no hook-ups, but a dump station with potable water is available. There are flush toilets, but no showers. Some of the sites have great views of the Panamint and Funeral Mountains. Limited generator hours, no cell phone reception and no Wi-Fi. Come with everything you need. Gas, propane, groceries, etc., are all very expensive within the park and it's a long way to town! The rate quoted is with our Senior Pass. The regular fee is $18. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent central location for exploring the park. Stayed here for five days. A very short walk to visitor's center which is very nice for daily led ranger programs. The museum is very nice and they also have a well stocked gift shop. The visitor's center along with many other areas within the park are on the list for a major rehabilitation thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Federal Lands Enhancement Act. Look for this to all take place over the next 24 months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in season and on a Thursday the park was sold out. There were other campgrounds in the area though. No a lot of amenities, but it was expected in this location. The visitors center is nice and offers free Wi-Fi. The signal isn't strong so you most likely won't be able to pick it up from the campground. Furnace Creek Inn is nearby and has a very nice restaurant, although pricey. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very convenient campground for Death Valley exploring. We were here just before the high season so there were lots of sites available. It might be difficult in the busier season but there is a parking lot style campground across the road with hundreds of sites that will open in peak season. There were a few trees which is rare in Death Valley. There were no amenities but this is why you choose National Parks. Enjoyable stay for two nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Golden Age rate. Not one of the better National Parks that we have been in, but considering the location it wasn't bad at all. Death Valley is a really big place, 3.4 million acres. Our only mistake was forgetting to fill our toad. Gas is available here but, 60 - 70 (cents per gallon) over the going rate back in Pahrump. Our pull through was nice and level, a very large site, #62. You just have to watch out when the wind blows. Keep everything closed, because it takes dusty to a new level. We played 18 holes at the Furnace Creek Golf Course; a very nice course for the location, water hazards and all. Coyotes running around all over the course. Besides the gas station and golf course, they also have a store, cafe, saloon, post office, sit down restaurant, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basic campground in Death Valley--the best one in the valley without many amenities. No hookups, but a good spot for sightseeing. Next to the golf course. Sites are very busy due to the demand in the valley. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I agree with the above poster. I got a pull through site and it was level. I saw other campers swimming at the Resort pool though we didn't. You can only camp here for 14 days each year, so its not a place to winter. Be sure to come fully supplied, the closest full grocery is in Parumph. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Furnace Creek Campground is operated by the National Park Service, not a concessionaire. We have stayed at two other campgrounds in Death Valley (Texas Spring and Mesquite Spring) and like this campground the best. First, there is some shade, albeit of a limited variety. Secondly, it is centrally located within the park and thirdly, it enjoys some nice views of the Panamint and Funeral Mountains which make for good sunset and sunrise watching. Additionally, it is within walking distance of the Visitors Center and the other services of Furnace Creek - store, post office, restaurant, etc. Amenities at the campgrounds in Death Valley are limited, but that's not what you come here for. I based my overall rating more on a comparison to other campgrounds in Death Valley, rather than to private campgrounds or resorts elsewhere. Generators are allowed but restricted to limited hours. There are a few pull-throughs. We had no trouble getting our 32' Class A in here. There are no hook-ups, but there is a dump station and potable water is available. The restrooms have just toilets and sinks, no showers. Reservations can be made at 1-800-365-2267 or reservations.nps.gov. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful oasis in the desert. Early in the morning and later in the evening there is some shade on many of the sites. The grounds of the resort are well maintained but the RV sites are a bit in need of care, leveling, and clean up of brush. Having a store, many restaurant choices (though $$$) is a treat and the pool is fantastic, especially with the high heat of the desert. Large open areas to walk the pooches, just have to watch out for critter droppings and stay off the horse trails. Staff was very hospitable and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Ambient light at night is minimal so star gazing is spectacular. Areas provides for campfires as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We agree with the other reviews sadly this campsite is terrible. Our site was so small and not long or wide enough for our truck and trailer and have space to sit out. We could not put out the awning because the area has not been maintained and dead trees were in the way. Because of fencing at the back of the site to try to give some privacy this meant that our sewerage connection was 3 feet into our neighbor's site. Our 23 ft sewer pipe would not reach until we had backed just an inch from the fencing, our electric connection is at the back so this had a knock on effect of having to connect the electric before we had fully parked and unhitched. The reception staff had a take it or leave it attitude as they are always full at this of year as there is nowhere else to stay unless you dry camp or drive in from outside of the park. The whole RV park area is very run down and unkempt. The prices in the general store as said by other reviewers are horrendous and gas/diesel is over $5 a gallon, which ok is slightly cheaper than at Panamint Springs. We cannot recommend this campsite at all. We have awarded it 2 solely because the internet/wifi was excellent, but we came here to have a nice experience camping while seeing the stunning sights of Death Valley. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with most of what the previous reviewer had to say. The place has a generally trashy look. There's pet feces everywhere. The RV sites must have been an afterthought. Some of them are just in a row on a strip of asphalt. Some are crammed in between what used to be trees. We got the later. They're all different widths and ours was so narrow our slides were into the bushes on both sides. We went back and requested a different site as many were vacant. The staff refused to even try to accommodate us. What you get is what you get! We spent 8 days without being able to open basement doors. The streets and turns are very tight, but we did manage with our 40 footer; the wife had to "spot" even on the turns. Xanterra really is gouging you on prices. There should be some kind of NPS oversight on these people. An avocado was $4. I saw unleaded gas from $5.42 to $5.98. I had to purchase this outrageous gas twice. Death Valley is a huge park and there's lots of driving to see everything. When the wind blows really hard (only 1 night for us) the power goes on and off repeatedly. We called the office and were told, yeah the wind's blowing and it does that. We finally shut the breaker off and went to bed. We were NOT charged an extra fee for use of the pool and the WiFi. We used both and paid nothing additional. I would not come back here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Disappointments abound I am reluctant to criticize a Nation Park facility but, I think this place is so wrong that I have to say something. Furnace Creek was taken over by Xanterra when this company was given the rights to run all concessions on our national parks. At first I was reluctant to pass judgement even though I had prior experience with Xanterra run facilities. This place pretty much is a clone of other Xanterra resorts we've stayed in; over-priced, poorly staffed and unkempt. Here in lies the problems. Extreme gouging on prices and services. I don't mean a buck or two here and there but, expect to pay almost double; bread $5 bucks a loaf, one tomato for $3 bucks, etc. I don't know if Xanterra runs the Chevron but, we saw gas and diesel for $5.42/gal. General appearance of the whole place is trashy and junky. The RV park has all the appearances of a dump. They have dumpsters spread out through the park without thought to where they have them. Many are located next to parking sites. Coyotes roam the park in broad daylight and at night due to the dumpsters and food garbage for them. I saw several dumpsters that were dirty and smelly which adds to animals in the park. I dare say a confrontation between a guest and animal is very possible. The park workers have taken probably two thirds of the camp sites and they have added to the unkempt and junky image. Many have setup house and have an abundance of personal items and cars that liter their personal areas. The lots are unkempt and not level at all. I saw many people that have to come up with creative ways to level their coaches and trailers. The hookups are poorly located on the lots, and in our case, my sewer hose ran uphill slightly. Everybody parks on basically dirt and gravel while the streets are crumbled asphalt. Hidden fees. The daily rate we were quoted was $37.00/day but they forgot to mention the hidden fee of $12.00/day for WiFi, water, electric and pool usage fee. Outdoor bar-b-Que $27/person for cafeteria style food. A buffet and cafe that charges way too much. No designated parking places when you pull in for disconnecting the tow vehicle or parking to leave the coach while you go inside to check in. Real problems with narrow streets and over abundance of unkempt and untrimmed trees. Narrow streets with tight corners and turns. If we had it to do again, I think we would have gone to the state park right next door. The park looks very well maintained and they do have lots that have full hookups. They do not have a swimming pool but, as it was, the overcrowding in the pool area meant we could not use the swimming pool anyway the 7 days we were here. the other saving grace for this place is the fact that the park has so much to do and places to go that we did not spend a lot of time in our coaches. Allow for the lack of gas at affordable prices and no grocery or mini marts in a 60 mile radius. I would suggest stocking up in Pahrup before driving into Death Valley. Also, top off you fuel as the gas in Pahrup was $2.00/gal cheaper then here. Pahrup also has a Walmart and a Smith's grocery store. Prices are more in line with elsewhere. In closing - if you come here, realize you will be poorly served and gauging is everywhere and for everything. The park is beautiful and offers a lot of outdoor activities for the whole family.Good luck! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is not run by the National Park Service. Therefore there are no discounts when using your NPS card. The park is old and run down. Greatly in need of repairs and a good overhaul. It is not big rig friendly. Narrow streets and some trees that can cause you problems. Our site was one of the worst I have had. There is a large propane tank within 5 feet of my front door. I have to believe there is some law about parking that close to an LPG tank. Also next to the laundromat which has a evaporation cooler running all the time, and a garbage bin. Dirt parking makes everything dusty. Tried to have them change my spot, but they were not cooperative. There is also a $12 per day resort fee on top of your daily rental fee. Prices on everything are really high here, so bring everything you need for your stay while you are here so you can avoid paying exorbitant prices. Friends we were traveling with had electrical issues, and the 50 amp plug was installed upside down in the pedestal. Sewer was extremely far away. Had to use an extension hose, and it ran uphill. Lots are also not level, so leveling your coach can be a real problem. I would not stay here again. Would recommend using the NPS park next door where there are some sites with utilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We called and made reservations for a 40' RV two months before our arrival. Our site was able to handle our length but unfortunately not the width of slide outs or awning. With help from two neighbors it took an hour to back in. No space for the truck or even a table. Sewer hookup is at the far back and out of reach for my 25 foot hose. There are spaces that are wider and have wider access streets but you are at the mercy of the reservation system unless you know the exact space numbers. This is a park for smaller RVs and not a place that I would use with anything longer than 30 feet and a single slider. On our next trip we will either camp in Beatty and drive into the park or take the camper and dry camp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
No "RV" signs on the 190, so make sure you're at the RANCH and not the INN. The reservations clerk, cell reception, and the Wi-Fi get a "10", as all were great, but the rest of the park gets an 8. The sites are pretty narrow, but the road is wide enough for easy back-in. The 50-amp breaker kept blowing when we used the AC and microwave together. Even though the park is surrounded by beautiful Death Valley mountains, NO view from the RV site, which was disapointing. Dog poop everywhere. A lone coyote has made the park his home, and wanders through it daily. The pool and other amenities looked very nice. A borax museum, golf course, general store, cafe, saloon, and steakhouse are on site. Plenty of places to ride your bicycle, but lots of traffic. Having checked out the full hook-ups at the Furnace Creek NPS campground nextdoor, we'll stay there next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Note this is NOT the NPS campground. No ambiance in the campground itself although the main resort area is nice. Tight maneuvering (we were in a 37' motorhome). Enter through the north side driveway and drop any toad before going to campsite (you can hookup the toad in the bus area when leaving). Campground is basically a flat sandy stretch back in the employee area with narrow strips of asphalt for the rig. Very exposed to sandstorms out of the south (campsites back up to the south facing fence with no wind break) - a sandstorm greeted us at check in. Good drainage (not normally an issue here, but we did get 0.57" of rain one day). Power levels were low - trying to run two high current items at the same time did not work. Sewer runs slightly uphill! WiFi was decent and while it is supposedly not included in the campsite fee, it MAY actually be included - try connecting using site number without the "S". So for site TS68, use room number T68. Lots of traffic (golf carts) through campsite area. However, the campground can't be beat, if you want other than dry camping, for touring the south side of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is a great central place to stay to get around the Valley. Directly across from the RV parking is employee apartment style housing, and adjacent there are many trailers and mobile homes that are parked on the small "streets" that surround the RV area. All of the employees were very friendly, and it is fun to walk around and see how everyone has their little slice of home life set up. You back your RV into your space, and if you have a larger RV, it is somewhat tight to make the turn-in. All of the hook ups are at the very rear of the site, and as others have mentioned, the hook-up for sewer is uphill so you should have some type of support for your sewer hose in order to make grade and get drainage. The only reason I didn't give the park a higher star rating was because it was difficult even with my supports to get grade for of the sewer hook-up. Electricity was stable, cable TV hookup worked well, and water pressure was decent. We could not get our Wi-Fi to work until we called a telephone support number, but after some assistance it worked very well. The swimming pool is fed by a hot spring and is 85 degrees year round. Be mindful not to leave your awning out while you are away touring because high winds can come up on a moment’s notice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for three nights. The sites themselves are nothing special. Half concrete pads, half sand (at least the section along the fence that borders the Indian reservation). The employee sites are very nice, but unfortunately we couldn't use any of those. Its a tight back in for a RV in some of the guest spots. You have to get almost 90 degrees to make it. As a previous reviewer mentioned, you need a long run of sewer hose to make it to the connection. And, its slightly uphill so it's best to have a hose support that will help things run downhill. The pool was excellent, quiet. warm, and relaxing. There is several places to eat and get groceries on the property, but beware things are a little pricey. Overall, it was a relaxing and enjoyable experience, and we would definitely come back again. This is also probably your best option during the summer months if you want to be in the center of the valley since most other campgrounds are closed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place to stay. The resort is a spot of green with palm trees and even a golf course. The rentals were mostly motel style rooms. There are not many places to live in Death Valley so most of the employees live here and are mingled through out the resort. The roads are paved and employees use golf carts to get around. It was designed to encourage walking, and we felt very safe even at night. Within a short distance were a beautiful, hot spring fed swimming pool, the golf course, Borax museum, and outdoor display of old wagons and equipment, a saloon, store, and restaurants. We only stayed 2 nights but had to move to the park campground due to reservations. The place we moved to is less than a mile down the road and a huge flat graveled area just across the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed over Thanksgiving. We chose this park because it was the only one in Death Valley that would take reservations, and one of two that had full hookups. Wi-Fi is available but the cost is not included in the fee for the site. Cable TV is not normally available but we lucked out and got a site that was behind long term sites and we were able to hook in. Long run to the septic, so had to purchase an extension. Lots of open land right outside of grounds so great places to take the dogs. Great location within walking distance of all the amenities of Furnace Creek. Pool, golf course, horse back riding, museum. Great location to see Death Valley from. The site was pretty level: a basic graveled site. No picnic table or fire pit. If you want a full hookup, this is a great place to be. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As noted in the prior reviews this is not a typical RV park. The primary purpose of this facility is to provide RV/camper space for the Furnace Creek Inn employees, but they also rent out a few spaces to RVers. We found the facility to be safe, quiet, and the best/only full hookups alternative at Furnace Creek. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not much choice for hookup RV parks in Furnace Creek, this is it! The resort area is very nice, but our spot was kind of run down and backed up to a fence with a full timer trailer as a neighbor. Really not a problem though, the park was quiet and safe. No Wi-Fi and cable was not in all spots. Did have cell service though. The big draw for us was the really nice hot springs pool which is included in the nightly price. Very clean, big, deep (8' in most of it) and warm natural hot water. Most enjoyed that! The rest of the facility was pretty nice, only downside was the full time trailers at one end of the park. It has a nice general store, museum restaurants and a post office, golf and tennis. We reserved by phone a few days in advance and were told we got next to the last spot, funny because when we checked in the desk clerk said they had plenty of vacancies ??? I wonder about things like that. Still we would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were gonna stay across the street at the NP CG, but the DW wanted h/us as we were gonna be here for several days. The check-in process was slow as they register for the resort here too and there was a snooty German couple that was asking all kinds of questions and pretending they didn't know anything. Then there was a guy checking in for a whole group with all their different cards,etc. When the clerk got to me, he apologized and I was out of there in no-time. Security took us to our site in the back and we set up. Cable didn't work, but I traced it down the next day and fixed it, for which I got a couple of free beers in the saloon. It is sandy and windy and we were backed up to the fence, but hey, this is Death Valley. The General Store is great, the Saloon is also great and the restaurant, while a bit pricey, was world class. We really enjoyed our stay there. However, the last night the wind did blow over 60 mph and we rocked, but not as bad as at the NP CG across the street. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here two nights because the national park sites were all booked up, and glad that we stayed here instead. This place is in the Furnace Creek Ranch, and is toward the back of the camp among full timers and employee RV sites just by the fence. It's not in wide open spaces as you might expect in this huge national park, but not too tight for California standards. Full hookups made it all worth it, since the temperature was up to 101 even in April. There are restaurants and stores within a short walking distance, as well as a nice pool with warmed spring water, very nice for kids/family, as well as a stable and golf course. We saw other RV parks further up the road as well as at Stovepipe Springs: they were just parking lots with no shade. Glad we stayed here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was my first trip to Death Valley, although this resort is great, the RV sites rough but large very large. They just put in 7-8 more sites while we were there and they were not nearly as big as ours. Some sites have cable others don't. There are a lot of full time trailers here. We would go back, the have a Cafe, a Saloon, a nicer restaurant and shops. We toured on our motorcycle in the day and had a blast. So much to see and the entire area is user friendly. There is golf, horseback riding, and lots of attractions. Great for families. We camped here in a Motorhome.
RV area was outside of main resort, along a perimeter fence behind an apartment building. It was a filthy spot in an ugly setting. The 30amp power was sporadic: likely due to high winds the night we were here. The office staff was overwhelmed during our checkout. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very poorly kept sites - example: site next to ours had old broken sewer hose and broken chair that had obviously been there for some time, and after mentioning this at front desk, nothing was done. Campground showers did not exist, all showers had to be taken at the Hotel pool, a long walk from site in 115 degrees! Clearly the management and staff of this "Resort" cater only to their hotel guests and treat RV customers like visitors from a third world country! We left early and shall never return! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for four nights, not much you can say about this site. Tight squeeze when backing into space, had to hunt for the cable hookup, no sewer hookup (it was behind a fence, unable to reach it), spaces are among the employee RV's. The Stovepipe Wells RV park is much better. Won't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time registrants take 15-20 minutes at least for office staff to enter information on computer. Security escorted us to the site. Our site was gravel and easy to back in (for our 24 foot Class C), but some sites were fairly narrow. RV campsites surrounded by resort workers campsites. Surrounding trees helped shelter us a bit from the wind unlike the national park campground across the highway which is wide open. Our sewer outlet was hard to access as it was located on another site behind us with a fence in between sites. The resort has several restaurants, souvenir shop, and the Borax museum. With it being the only full hookup campground in Furnace Creek. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very rude, very dusty,pets welcome but no where to walk them. Will never stay at this
campground again, the employees are very very rude. They booked our site for the next night even though we had it booked and told us we had to move. Stay at
the Park sites even with out hookups I'd rather support the park than put money in the concession pockets. We stayed in Death Valley in March and even
though it was in the 90's it wasn't bad with the breeze. We didn't need the AC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Very RUDE and SURLY check-in employees. They could care less whether you stay or go away. Typical attitude for a tourist destination. There are aproximately 100 more RV sites here, but are all taken by employee's or local help and they only rent out 12 spaces total. Sites are un-level dirt that is dusty when dry and muddy when wet. The hookup pedestals are in need of repair. Do not plan on arriving early as they will not let you check in until 2pm. They will lie to you and tell you there are no sites "ready" yet before 2pm when in reality they are as ready as they will ever be. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Second time I've camped here. It's the best NPS campground in the park. Much prettier and quieter than those in Furnace Creek, also much cooler at 2000' higher. Close to many sights to see on the north end of DVNP, including Scottys Castle, Ubehebe Crater, The Racetrack, DV-Big Pine Road. Only tent camped here but would have been able to get my 30' fifth wheel into at least half of the spots and saw many trailers and motorhomes here. Bathrooms and dump station are nice, but beware- no cellphone reception, no gas within 50 miles, you need a credit card to pay for campsite, and no real tire service for 88 miles (Tonopah) in case you get a bad flat, like we did on Racetrack Road. We camped here in a Tent.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This is definitely our favorite Death Valley Campground. It is the quietest and farthest away from the most visited places in the park. However, it is close to Scotty’s Castle. It is a campground for tenting and smaller RV’s. We have a 27 foot motorhome, and there are probably a dozen or so sites in the campground that will accommodate us; however, many of them are very sloped and require a bit of leveling. And yes, we did get the side of our motorhome scraped by some thorns, but it was worth it. This campground is open year round and does not take reservations. It can get full for larger rigs, so plan to arrive a bit early in the day. There is a dump station and fresh water. There is also a restroom with flush toilet, but no showers. Satellite is not a problem. Neither our Verizon phone nor our data card picked up a signal. Stock up before you go, since it will be a long way to any supplies. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Furnace Creek and Panamint Springs but we did drive in to see this campground. It's a great place to dry camp in Death Valley, especially with all the great places to visit in the north end of the park. It is pretty limited for access, but I think with proper precautions, we could squeeze our 36 ft fifth wheel into a nice spot. The entry has overhanging trees that 'could' scratch your rig if you aren't careful. What a great place to enjoy the less crowded (and quiet) end of the park! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best campground to stay at in Death Valley National Park if you want to explore the North end of the Park, including Ubehebe Crater, Eureka Dunes and the Racetrack. Scotty's Castle is just a few miles away. This campground does not take reservations, but rarely fills up. It has restrooms with flush toilets. There are no hookups, but there is a dump station. Generator hours are from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Most of the sites will accommodate RVs, but they are almost all quite rocky and uneven. Many will require you to do some creative leveling. That said, this is still a nice campground if you want to experience the grandeur of Death Valley. Keep your dogs under control and don't let them out at night - coyotes serenaded us in the campground each night of our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were prepared for basic but not as basic as we got. Overpriced for a very rough and rocky roads and site. Not big rig friendly, restrooms and showers desperately in need of refurbishment as with all of campsite in desperate need of maintenance. Try to ensure you have as much gas or diesel as possible as the prices are outrageous as is ice and the few other items in the general store. Cannot recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Ok you're 49 miles from Big Pine and 27 miles from Stove Pipe Wells. There is nothing but desert, steep roads, and great vistas. The only reason Panamint Springs Resort is here is that it has year around water available. They have full water and sewer hook ups with 50 amp service available. We were the only ones hooked up to the power and our surge protector kept kicking in. Their power comes from a generator at 128v and tends to spike. The water they have is not all that tasty but is safe. The roads and sites are dirt and rocks you have to watch overhanging branches and maneuver with care. The sites are reasonably level. Your cell phone will not work there. You can drive 8 miles one way and 12 miles the other and maybe get them to work. This is a good place to come with full batteries, fuel and water tanks and empty waste water tanks. The shower was clean and the water was warm to hotish. Fuel($6+/gal) and some limited supplies are available in the store. They also have a restaurant but we didn't eat there. Full hook ups are $30/night. I'd stay there again but I wouldn't make a habit of it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Anywhere else I would probably rate this place a little lower, but this is Death Valley. Where else in this park can you get a nice campsite with water and a hot shower for $7.50? It's got a nice view, good restaurant, gasoline (almost $6 per gallon) and mini mart. You'd be a fool not to stop here and recharge before hitting the wide open spaces. The staff is friendly; they let us choose between several spots...and it was busy, veterans day weekend. I walked the entire campground. Although we were in a tent I would have easily fit my 30' fifth wheel in a lot of sites. There was a good vibe there among campers; very few partiers. Mostly serious Death Valley hikers and explorers ready to hit the road/trail/etc. We camped here in a Tent.
Rate reflects 15 for water hook-up only plus 5 for the dog. Understand that you do not have a whole lot of choice in Death Valley. You can stay in the National Park or boon dock outside on BLM land. All the RV parks are glorified parking lots and although this one was better than most it was right on the Hwy. The showers worked intermittently and are in much need of repair. I just got lucky and was able to get a hot one early in the morning. To do again, I would boon dock the day before I planned to drive through the national park. I prefer to enjoy a beautiful area in a much more secluded fashion. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed here as a group of eight motor homes and were visiting the Death Valley area. This RV park is in a remote area. All of the hookups worked perfectly including 50 amps. We had beautiful views out the front of our coach. The spaces are rock and dust. But this is in the area of Death Valley so you expect that. The Wi-Fi was free and was a bit weak from our motor home. The Wi-Fi was also a bit slow. We ate a couple times in the restaurant and it was fine. This is likely the best full hook up RV park in the area. If you are coming to this area to see Death Valley you should remember that distances are great here and this is in the valley just to the west of Death Valley. It is about 50-60 miles to the Furnace Creek area of the park from here. I would have rated this park an 8 except the driveways from the main road to your space need some work. And there are a few RV tire killers you have to watch out for. My Verizon service did not work at all here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is less than you would expect even in Death Valley. The water smells bad and pressure is non-existent. The electric power is weak causing lights to go dim in my RV. There is no Wi-Fi as advertised. BUT, their reservation policy is the worst. We reserved 5 days but elected to leave after the first night due to the poor condition of the place. They had per-charged our CC and say they would not allow us to cancel no matter what the reason. They charged my CC and my bank is backing them because I signed the receipt when they scanned my card. Simply put, avoid this place as they are not honest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beware! There is absolutely no communication via cell phone or local phone at this location. Internet service is marginal at best. Fuel at the resort is outrageously priced, significantly more than anyplace else in the park. Sites are primitive, compared to other RV parks in Death Valley. Very remote location on west side of the park. No play areas for children. Access for large rigs very difficult. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After making the long winding steep decent into the valley from the west side we made our first stop at Panamint Springs. We talked to the owners son who greeted us warmly and gave us more information about the area than we could ever remember. We decided to stay one night and check the area out and we are still here three days later and we are considering staying for at least another week. There is simply too much to see and do. This park is very quiet and comfortable for us. People need to remember that this is the desert and the desert has a different culture and lifestyle. If you want paved sites and all of the amenities of a 'resort', you need to stay in Pahrump or Las Vegas. The park now has Wi-Fi and its free, but somewhat slow. Good power that is supplied by a diesel generator. That's right, no power company, no cell phone reception and no local TV or cable. That's life in the desert! Enjoy it. We looked at all of the other campgrounds in the area and we are most comfortable here. Furnace Creek does have good Verizon reception. Come stocked up. Food an fuel is very expensive in Death Valley due to the remote location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff here was very unfamiliar with the campground. He admitted he had never even crossed the street to see the sites. The fee was much higher than our AAA book claimed, and the sites needed to be cleaned up; we found broken glass near our tires. The restrooms/showers were disgusting. We were glad to leave after one night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Almost missed it. Well hidden from the main road (a complement). Check in is located in the general store across the road. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great view across the valley. Wi-Fi only provided in the hotel lobby across the road, and didn't work while we were here. Only stayed one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worst RV Park I have ever seen. The "Host" sleeps in a old trailer that has seen better days. His junk car is on cinder blocks. If you make an advance reservation and then decide you do not want to stay here when you arrive (which will probably be the case), then they bring out the "48 hour cancellation policy". I suggest you avoid this trap at all costs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beware! This place is a trap! Make sure you want to stay here before you give them your credit card number! We made our reservations via their website but when we arrived and saw the place, we changed our mind. It is awful. They told us they have a cancellation policy and we would have to pay for the weekend whether we stayed or not. So we stayed. The website makes this place look like Paradise but believe me, it is not. The campground is across the road from the office. Check out the campground first before you pay to make sure you want to stay there. (I suspect you will not.) The cell did not work which was expected in Death Valley. I did, however, expect the Wi-Fi to work as advertised. It did not. The campground host said he hears that compliant all the time. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Based on other reviews, we did not expect much and we got exactly that. Sites are not maintained at all and roads are full of pot holes. We had to be extremely careful entering the campground to avoid dragging the rear of the camper. Viewing the stars late at night was spectacular and was spoiled only by the sound of heavy equipment running somewhere in the desert (mining?). But we can say that we stayed in Death Valley!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good campground for access to Death Valley - 1000 ft altitude means not as hot as the campgrounds in the valley floor. The campground manager was quite abrupt - in fact rude might be a better word. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent two nights there in Dec. 2008. I was on 50 Amp service and I thought I was experiencing electrical problems with my Rig. My ground fault interrupt tripped several times. I was using my heat pumps and one of those tripped. The other one's compressor stopped working. When I left and connected to another power source all worked well except for one of the heat pumps. It cost me $300.00 to have it repaired. The repair person said it was most likely caused by power surges from the generator at the campground. I would never recommend anyone staying there unless you are in a tent and don't require any electrical services. I later discovered that this has been a problem at this campground for a long time and the owner is evidently not concerned with it. And he doesn't reimburse you for any damages it may cause to your rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Good location with full hock ups to see Death Valley. Wi-Fi was spotty if at all. Beautiful desert nights to see the stars. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was only one a few brave souls. I had space number 12, nice and quiet. Restrooms and showers were decent and clean. Had some issue with the 30amp power the first night around 2am and I had to hookup to the 15amp power. The grey water/sewer hole destroyed my hose., When I pulled it out it smelled bad and was off gassing, I had to throw it away. I would stay here again though, in the Spring time! The restaurant was very good and expensive as noted by other reviewers. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a rustic and somewhat primitive RV park by most RV park standards, but it's quite nice by desert standards. The views of the Panamint Valley from the RV park are incredible. During our stay we enjoyed walks in the desert looking at beautiful wildflowers and colorful rocks. There are only 12 full hookup sites in the park. They are all gravel pull-throughs and are mostly level. There are a combination of 26 additional pull-through and back-in sites available with electricity only. Maneuvering within the park may be difficult for large motorhomes due to trees and shrubs. The Panamint Springs resort produces their own electricity using a large diesel generator which runs 24/7 some distance from the motel. It can be heard but is not intrusive. The voltage in the RV park hovered between 132 and 134 volts most of time. Our hard-wired SureGuard surge protector disconnects the power to our travel trailer anytime the power rose above 133 volts (to protect the electronics), so our power was on and off throughout our entire stay as voltage in the park fluctuated. This was quite a frustrating experience at first until we learned we could keep the power on as long as we needed by turning on a higher wattage appliance inside our trailer to lower the voltage slightly. I tested several other sites and found the same over-voltage condition. I spoke with 3 different park employees during the 4 days we stayed who said nothing could be done about the dangerously high voltage. It was needed to compensate for the long wire run from the generator to the park. I understand this is a common situation encountered when RV'ing in Mexico. I'm amazed that it doesn't cause problems for more guests of this RV park. Water was plentiful and the pressure was excellent in the park. Free Wi-Fi is provided with good signal strength in the park. When it works, it's quite fast. Despite the voltage, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Some nice, shaded sites, many with great views. Popular with tent campers and people who like to cook out and sit around the fire. Women's room had only 1 sink (another had been removed from the wall), and a mesh door, which made visits, and especially showering, very cold. One of the toilets leaked, so the floor was always wet. Not the friendliest staff, but they seemed to be overworked. Great beer selection in the motel store. Gas station store didn't sell milk, and the station was out of gasoline. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second year in a row at this RV park. Ownership changed March, 2006, just after our last visit. The new owner has spent the past 10 months renovating the guest rooms. Not much has been done to the RV Park, however, this is Death Valley: sand, rocks. Very peaceful setting with amazing views of the Panamint Valley, and sand dunes. This is not Palm Springs, and there is no grass. Sites are level, and hookups are easily accessible. All sites are pull through. I made my reservations online through their website, and received confirmation via e-mail within an hour, along with the space # I had been assigned. Checkin was swift, and pleasant. They give a 10% AAA discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We made reservations 6 weeks in advance and when we arrived our space was taken (one of only 12 full hookup sites). Check in girl was indifferent and new owner of 9 days said our reservation was "out the window" and only offered us a no hookup site. Shabby campground that is dirty and rocky with an owner that has a "too bad" attitude. We did not stay here. Needless to say we will never go there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We deliberately picked this park because of advertised full hookups. However, the sewer dump at each of the open sites was located a foot above ground level. As the downspout on my tanks is only that high, I was incapable of hooking up to any site (each site is stepped slightly from the next). I ended up turning completely around before I left and using my neighbors (downhill) sewer. Thanks, Kind Stranger! This would not be a problem for someone with higher mounted tanks, such as a fifth-wheel with flipped axles. Other than that, good park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Except for the restrooms, which needed a little TLC (we used our motorhome facilities), this is a great place to spend time during the winter: elevation is 2000'. They have a wonderful restaurant on site, plus rooms for rent, a small store for things you may have forgotten, and a Shell gas station. The views are great, and there are plenty of shade trees, which are not really found at the other Death Valley campgrounds. This is also the only place in Death Valley National Park where you can get some cell phone service. I have Verizon, and was able to make and receive calls. This is a good jumping off site for visiting the many attractions of Death Valley National Park. We did a day hike to Darwin Falls, the source of water for Panamint Springs Resort, visited the sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells, hiked up Mosaic Canyon (amazing!), and visited the charcoal kilns in Wildrose Canyon (http://www. nps. gov/deva/Charcoal. htm). At about 7,000 feet elevation, there was snow on the ground. Well worth the drive. Next visit we will see Scotty's Castle, Furnace Creek, Bad Water, and the many other sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I know it would have been helpful for me to understand the situation at Stovepipe Wells before I got there, so I will start with that. There is a motel/cabins with bar, restaurant, gift shop and pool on the south side of Highway 190. On the other side is a general store and gas station, NPS campground (which is a big parking lot with marked spaces and curbs surrounded by desert and fabulous views of the mountains). Between the store and the NPS parking lot is a smaller parking lot with 14 long pull-through spaces side-by-side close together. All this is in the middle of Death Valley with the nearest outpost about 25 miles away at Furnace Creek. We really liked staying here and think it is one of the bargains of Death Valley. For $16 (using the US senior discount card) you get full hookups, access to the very nice pool, and fabulous views front and back. In the NPS campground, you get basically the same views, probably more space (it was never more than 40% full the whole week we were there), generator noise, no pool (unless you pay for a pass) and no hook ups for a bit less cost. Staying in this area is much quieter and darker than at Furnace Creek and closer to some very nice and less-visited sites (sand dunes, Mosaic Canyon, Aguerreberry Point, the Eureka mine, Titus Canyon, Marble Canyon and others. We stayed at both places and each has its merits, but if you want to experience more of the quiet and solitude of Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells is a great place to do it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good place for what it is. Gravel parking lot with hookups in the middle of Death Valley NP. Store, restaurant, and gas available (no diesel). They say they have WiFi available at the lounge (not at sites), but you cannot connect even after midnight. No cell service either. People are friendly and it is a good place to stay to explore Death Valley. Just be aware that you are pretty isolated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Senior Discount available with National Parks Senior Pass. While we made reservations on-line as per the web-site, there were plenty of pull through sites available. We spent three nights here while exploring Death Valley. Rest rooms available at the General Store, a short walk and showers available at the hotel pool across the street. We did not use either but observed the showers were in dire need of cleaning. No Wi-Fi or TV at the sites. Wi-Fi available at the hotel, but very weak and slow. No cellular phone service at all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For an RV park in the middle of one of the hottest places in the world all we really wanted was to have reliable power to run our air conditioning units which it did no problems. It is conveniently located to all the Death Valley attractions and as guests of the park you are able to use the motel across the road facilities including the swimming pool. We also visited the Badwater Saloon to have a few drinks after a hot day in the sun. Wifi was non existent in the park; however, is available in the saloon and also the guest lounge room. The convenience store is open from 7 am - 10pm and has all the necessities. Staff were friendly - especially the bar man. Thought it a bit unnecessary, however, that a fellow camper was reminded of the checkout time by one of the managers; check out time was 11:00 and this was at 11:20. It was evident that he was packing up, and as there were no other campers in the park, couldn't quite understand what the drama was. Would definitely stay here again due to all the facilities so close by. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
To our surprise, we accidentally found out that this CG provides a 50% discount to holders of the Federal Senior Pass. That makes this place an incredible buy at $16. Who cares if it is a gravel parking lot with hookups, at that price it doesn't matter. The office staff were very pleasant and informative at check-in. This is one of the few "resorts" we've encountered that treats CG customers as if they are at a hotel. We can actually eat at the restaurant, if we wish, and charge our meals to our "room." There's no cell service in the Valley, but the CG has free Wi-Fi in the "lounge". However, with our WiFiRanger we were able to connect from our site, something the staff said wasn't possible. It's not great Wi-Fi (it's satellite-based), but at least it provides internet access. The best aspect of the CG, of course, is that you are in the middle of Death Valley and all the sightseeing spots are within easy driving distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For in the middle of no where, this was a welcome site. View of the dunes at a distance. Level sites, no trees but you can't expect that in Death Valley. Dark at night: can see all the stars. NPS campground right next to this one, so be sure you make the correct turn. They only have 14 sites, but at this time they were not busy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a parking lot behind the general store. No grass, shade, etc.. Just power and water which is nice when it is very hot out. Check in is across the street. The pool is across the street and it is very nice. They even provide pool towels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site gravel pull through and not level. Amenities included use of restroom/showers and pool across the street at the motel. No TV available except for satellite. Wi-Fi at motel, but not able to connect from campground. If you need to buy gas in Death Valley fill up in Stovepipe Wells. It was over a dollar a gallon cheaper there than Furnace Creek. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In addition to full hook-ups, location is what makes this park awesome. If you're visiting Death Valley, it pretty much puts you right in the middle of everything you would want to see during your visit. I was there for a week and was out everyday in every direction. Great to be able to come back to full hook-ups, store, restaurant, bar, 24 hour gas. Very friendly and professional staff. No reservations accepted. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Had not planned to stay at Stovepipe Wells, but after stopping we liked the looks of the RV park and also the facilities and friendly staff. Very nice experience and would stay here again. Close to the sand dunes, which are right off the main road so we took the RV. Gas was also cheap (ER) than at Furnace Creek by over $1.00 per gallon. If you get stuck in Death Valley for gas Stovepipe Wells has the best gas prices by far. We paid $31 for the hookup variety which included a nice little continental breakfast buffet. Also has dry camping for less at the adjacent campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are two RV Parks at Stovepipe Wells Village. One is run by the NPS and the other is a private concern run by Xanterra Inc. Both are behind the General Store and next to each other. Both are on hard packed dirt/sand. The private one has hook ups for electric/sewer/water and are pull through. One registers at the hotel across the street from the General Store and further amenities include the use of the facilities including the swimming pool, showers/bathrooms, ice machine, guest lounge and soda/phone. The NPS run site has numerous places to camp and is basically dry camping with limited times for generator use and is much cheaper to stay. I saw dumpsters and a small building at this site, but I don't know if there were showers there. Death Valley is an awesome experience; however, come prepared at all levels. Many of off main road scenic sights have turn around areas for large rigs. I was in a 28' MH towing a vehicle and had no problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites not on pavement, only pavement is a small perimeter loop. Level site and clean. No cell or internet service available. Cell service is limited in the whole park, suggest getting a satellite phone or internet if it’s really important. Only 30 amps: first time using less that 50 so we had to learn how to manage power. (Can't run 2 a/c units with hairdryer and convection oven). I had to use the system Eddie Albert used with Eva Gabor in Green Acres and put number values on devices. Good water pressure and supply voltage. Sites are first come, first served; we also rented 3 rooms at the motel across street. Gas and C-store next to site, fuel is VERY expensive, but you are in Death Valley and it’s a long walk to civilization. Remember to fill up before entering the park. Only propane fires allowed in park: no charcoal or open pits. Additional sites (RV and tent) next to these sites, but no services. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here a while back and seemed to have liked it enough to be thinking of going back there again. It's on a sandy lot and has a swimming pool. The rate is not too high. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent two nights here. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good central location for the tourist spots in the valley. Spectacular views as you would expect in Death Valley. Really quiet when we were there but we heard the hotel across the road was full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In an area where you would expect to find extremely basic amenities was this absolute gem. The campground is a short distance from the sand dunes, and offers motel rooms, hookups, swimming pool, showers and shops. At night - silence, pure silence, and dark, clear skies. We loved it and will make every effort to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Management was friendly, and helpful. Park is located in the middle of the park, so you will need transportation aside from your RV if you wish to visit other areas of the park. There is a small store with essentials. Recommend very highly! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Again the employees were very rude, same concession that owns Furnace Creek Ranch owns and runs this one. We ended up staying at the park no hook up for $5 ($10.reg) Stay at the park campgrounds they are very nice and offer just as much if you don't really need hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Only 20 sites in a dirt field managed by Xanterra, cannot make reservations and it was full
everyday. It's in the middle of the park so if you want to participate in ranger guided walks or talks you should stay in the area of Furnace Creek. Next door were dry camping areas run by the park at $10/night, but the air conditioning sure was appreciated during the afternoons and worth the extra $10 a day for hookups. We visited in for 4 days in March and temp was above 90F everyday. Travel advice: don't take Hwy 190 going west to get out of the park. Very steep and hairpin turns, dangerous. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Used the senior rate to get half price at this campsite. Just wanted to correct another posting that the sites were very wide and would accommodate our awning and slides without getting into our neighbor's spot. There were parking stripes to show how wide your spot was and I think the previous writer must have misunderstood or not seen the markings. This was a quiet campground, basically a parking lot as stated before. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A large gravel parking lot, that is Stovepipe Wells NPS campground. We liked it here for the very quietness at night and the wonderful views. Also a good place to go on excursions exploring Death Valley. Sites are spacious but offer no shade nor privacy. But since only a few campers were here that was not a problem. The private park with hookups is on the same lot and RVs there were packed like sardines. Fire pits and picnic tables only on the tent sites. Some leveling equipment is needed. Dump is on the way out. Potable water at the washrooms or the dump. Cannot comment on the washrooms, we did not use them. Surprisingly low prices in the store (except for gas) where you can buy some basic groceries. Across the street is a hotel which offers free WiFi. You can sit on the porch. Slow but reliable and good enough for checking emails or browsing a few websites. No Verizon reception here. We also spent a few nights in Furnace Creek, but would choose Stovepipe Wells over FC when we come back. The quietness, some basic free WiFi and a lower price trumps the more central location of FC for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice central, cheap place to dry camp and see Death Valley and nearby Rhyolite and Beatty, Nevada. For $4 you can swim and take a hot bath across the road at the motel. It's worth the drive (30 miles) to Beatty for gas/fuel. If you go to Beatty have breakfast at Mel's Diner: cheap and great food, really great food and more than I could eat for $7.95. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a dry campground with no hookups. It is nothing more than a huge gravel parking lot, that if full, would be very close neighbors indeed. You might not be able to open slides they are that close. No tables, no fire pits, Fortunately, it was lightly occupied with perhaps 40 or so RV's. There is a general store and restaurant within easy walking distance. Also, a gas station if you want to pay $5 gallon regular. $6 camping fee is the senior rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hard to beat $6 rate for us old guys. Since we have solar, water and a dump are all we really need. There are overpriced ($5) showers available at the motel across the road, but we passed. What I love about this CG is the total lack of any cell or data signals (except satellite.) The only downside is the fine layer of dust and grit that covers everything but, if that bothers you, don't camp in the desert! The host is a great guy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This campground is basically a large parking lot in the desert. The only reason that it gets a high rating is because it is in beautiful Death Valley National Park. There is a dump station and fresh drinking water. There is also a restroom with flush toilets, but there are no showers. Only the tent sites have picnic tables. The campground is open from October through April. Satellite is not a problem since there are no trees. Neither our Verizon phone nor our data card picked up a signal. There is a small store next door and a bar and restaurant. There is also a gas station that had significantly cheaper gas than at Furnace Creek. Since we love Death Valley, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This campground is basically a large parking lot in the desert. The only reason that it gets a high rating is because it is in beautiful Death Valley National Park. It is just across the street from Furnace Creek campground, which is a little nicer with some trees and picnic tables at each site. Sunset does not take reservations. There is a dump station and fresh drinking water. There is also a restroom with flush toilets, but there are no showers. The campground is open from October through April. Satellite is not a problem since there are no trees. We were surprised that our Verizon phone worked; there is a cell tower at Furnace Creek. However, our Verizon data card did not work. The Visitor Center is a short walk away, and there are restaurants and a small (very expensive) store. There is also a gas station with very expensive gasoline and propane. Since we love Death Valley, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camping at Sunset is essentially boondocking, but with lots of neighbors and nearby amenities: a water source, clean and tidy restrooms with flush toilets, and one dump station. With no hookups, you depend on your rig's "consumables:" water, battery power, propane, and waste storage. But you can lug water a couple hundred yards in jerry cans, you can run your generator to recharge the batteries, and use the restrooms to minimize the impact on your black tank. We stayed here 4 days without having to move the rig to the dump station--primarily by dumping dishwater down the toilet: grey water storage turned out to be the limiting factor. Easy walking distance to the services at Furnace Creek, and impressive views of the mountains add to the appeal of Sunset Campground. The lack of hookups gets you closer to "camping" after all. Great experience. (The "no" answer about clean showers indicates there are no showers--not that they're unclean.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Basically a very large gravel parking lot. There is a dump station with potable water available. There are flush toilets, but no showers. They also have dishwashing stations available. The sites are dusty, but this is the desert. No trees, no fire pits, and no picnic tables. Generator hours are from 7 am to 9 pm. This campground is across the street from the Furnace creek gas station (VERY EXPENSIVE) and general store (2 minute walk from campground) and restaurant. If you park in the SW corner of the campground you may be able to pick up a public Wi-Fi signal ($10.95 per day). There are showers across the street for $5. Propane is also available across the street. Most sites look level but are not. It may be difficult to level your rig as most sites will result in the rear tires off the ground to achieve optimal lighting orientation. There are 3 pay stations which are easy to use. Road noise was not an issue for us. Trailers running their generators from 7 am to 9 pm did bother us, but was better than the noisy tenters and fire pits in the Texas Spring Campground. We were able to receive more privacy in the Sunset campground versus the Texas Spring Campground. The Texas Spring Campground is a nicer location with regards to scenery. All three campgrounds, Sunset, Texas Spring, and Furnace Creek are within 1 mile of each other. Sunset is the least expensive and allows generator use, but no reservations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park roads are paved, site pads are well graveled, and dust was minimal. There are utility sinks near restrooms. There are no paths to restrooms between camp sites. One either walked the road to the restroom, or walked through sites. The dump station at north side of camp, and two dump stations less than a mile away. It is an easy walk across road to Furnace Creek Resort. Generator hours are 7AM - 9 PM. Many inconsiderate campers run their generators for hours, even though air conditioning was not needed. We attended the 49er Days. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice dry camping campground above Furnace Creek Resort and Texas Spring. Tables and fire pits at each site. Nice tent camping area too. No generators allowed so it is a nice place to enjoy the quiet and view the stars. Recommend Texas Spring if you need to use the generator. Easy access for big rigs. We would have stayed a few more days there but, there was a group camp at the north end of the park that was being utilized by a busload of kids whose diet probably consisted of Twinkies and Pepsi. They were pretty wound up by the end of the day so we were unable to enjoy a quiet evening, but, the kids had fun and we enjoyed watching them bounce around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground of last resort in Death Valley: basically just a parking lot with some dumpsters and a few restrooms with flush toilets. It worked just fine for one night (the stars were awesome), but we had planned on staying two. Couldn’t do it. Lots of generators running (allowed 7AM to 9PM), but surprisingly kind of fun. Great location close to Golden Canyon and Badwater and Zabriskie Point. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Dry camping, beautiful views, near small store, restaurant, golf and Furnace Creek Inn area. Quiet and peaceful, a little hot in April. Good centrally located spot for seeing Death Valley. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably the best campground at Furnace Creek for a large rig. It is really just a huge parking lot. Sites were not pull through, but you could either pull in or back in to a site. Sites are level and wide enough for slides and awnings. It is very easy for a big rig to get around. The nightly rate is $10, $5 with the Golden Age Passport. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is located in beautiful topography. There are lots of hills that can be hiked from the campground with great views. No generators are allowed. Minimal garbage / recycling available (one location only). This is more of a tenters campground. No showers. Dump station is located half way up the hill to the campground. It is not conveniently located for a longer stay, but good for when one leaves. The weather is cold at night and not having the option of using our generator for heat and all the loud, fire burning tenters drove us to leave this campground and return to another park. That park provided more privacy as most people had big rigs versus the small RVs or tents that were common in Texas Spring. Campground is gravel and dusty. The upper loop is for RVers and tenters. The lower loop is only for tenters. There are a few large sites, but they were difficult for us to level or 34 ft rig on (back tires on the ground). Smaller RVs will find it easier to level. Picnic tables and fire pits are on the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The roads are paved, and sites were well graveled. The road to the upper RV sites is not marked. There is a camp map at the entrance. Follow the road up the steep slope to get to the RV sites. The long pull-through sites and several other sites have the fire pit in the middle of the site pad. To not have the fire pit right next to your RV means parking your RV at one end or the other. Also, if you have a neighbor, their fire pit could be right next to your RV. This is a no-generator camp, yet we had generators running a number of times. One night at 8:30 PM we told the camp host that a generator was running. There are great views from camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rating is for what we expected. This is a gravel parking lot. You get an aluminum picnic table and a fire ring. The sites are large and pretty level. The surrounding desert scenery is beautiful. The night skies are amazing but is still just a parking lot. If you are expecting anything else you will be disappointed. Generators are allowed right now because many of the other campgrounds are closed. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice large sites slightly above the valley floor. B - Loop is for RV's Water close to sights, but no hose threads on faucets. Best to fill tanks at dump station on the way in. Fire Rings and tables at each site. Close to Furnace Creek Visitor center and campground. No Generators allowed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.