Death Valley National Park, California

Furnace Creek (NPS Campground)

Death Valley National Park, California



Death Valley National Park, California
Phone: (760) 786-2441

Sites: 136
Recent Rate: $30 5/2015

Latitude: 36.4650102717626
Longitude: -116.868916153908

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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31 Reviews

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yesmar

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hookup back-in site on first come choose your site. Options to pay are at a kiosk at the park or at the NPS visitor center at Furnace Creek. Numerous bathrooms around the campground; the two closest to our site both were dirty. Campground has paved roads and sites. sites also had picnic tables and fire rings. Being Death Valley, very dry conditions for the ground, although there is some vegetation. Use caution if walking about with pets, also with food goods, as we saw several coyotes less than 200 feet from our site. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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This was our first visit to the park in 6 years, and we were very happy with the upgrades. However, there are some specifics that you need to be aware of if you come to the park after April 16th. That starts the "off season" and reservations are no longer accepted. All sites are on a first come, first serve basis, both full hook up and dry camping. The kiosk at the entry station only accepts credit cards, no cash. And the machine will only let you pay for one day at a time. So if you stay multiple days you must get a fresh tag from the machine every day. Also since there are no reservations in the off season, if you see a site you like when you drive in and verify that it is empty, claim it right away. Then go to the kiosk and get your tag. If you wait someone else may by in the site by the time you finish looking around. I will stay here again. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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mcharland

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $21.00
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We had one of the full hookup, pull through sites. It does have 50 amp service. The sites are all paved as are the roads. Spaces vary in size, but the pull throughs were very long and level. Good spacing between sites. It is Death Valley so no shade and rock/sand between sites. My only complaint would be the narrow roads. I think it could be a tight squeeze for bigger rigs getting into the back in sites. You can walk to the visitor center and to the town. Very nicely maintained park. Great value. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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SKP

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $21.00
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This campground was completely updated with stimulus money several years ago. Nice paved sites with tables and fire pits. We reserved a pull through, full hook up site and the senior price was very reasonable. Be aware, the full service pull through sites are sandwiched between tent sites and dry RV sites so noise can be an issue. We like it better across the street at Sunset where all of us old folks are in bed by nine! Beware, the NPS reservations system is difficult to use and frustrating if you need to make a change of date. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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alm

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $18.00
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We really enjoyed staying at this very nice NPS campground. The sites are roomy and long with concrete/asphalt pads, fire pits and tables. Many have shade. The view from our site was beautiful although not all sites have one. We were lucky to get a site with full hookups; make your reservations early as there are only a few full- hookup sites. No WiFi except at the Visitor Center which is just a short walk from the Campground. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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diceshooter60

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $18.00
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Dry camped. Spacious back in spot, paved. Table and fire ring. Very busy in March, recommend reservations. Roomy dump station close to sites. Will stay again. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Pierce

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $8.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Boonville Jim

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $9.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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TheSchweitzers

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $18.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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LTV camper

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $9.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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MAFLAF

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $16.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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sjones

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $18.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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sd1209

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $9.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Seawolf

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $9.00
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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 at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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