Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated)

     


Death Valley National Park, California
Phone: (760) 786-2345

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $35 4/2015


Latitude: 36.4567093604076
Longitude: -116.865193247796

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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nicholsm

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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This RV park looked like a terrible trailer park! Overgrown weeds, many junky long-term RVs. I had to squeeze my 24' RV in between a propane tank (for the laundry room!) and a pole. We were going to stay 2 nights and left after 1 night. Will never return!! Horrible place! We camped at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Definitely go to the museum...small but nice. We walked to the General Store ... Some cute things. Ate next store...good food and fair prices.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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JeffnAnita

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $38.00
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The park is old, very old. The sites are very close together. We made two reservation for 2 days then 3 days, the office made us move across because it was too difficult for them to not do so. Very poor customer service, they just did not care. Our 50 amp only had a 30 amp plug, so poor. We would not come back. We camped at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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AKJohn

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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We stayed here one night after staying at the Park Service Furnace Creek CG. As stated previously, the sites are very small. I had to park my TOAD partially in the street in front of my MH. I rarely have difficulty backing my MH into or getting out of a tight space but I did here. The sewer connection is way to the back of the space. So far that it is pretty much in the space behind ours. I carry an extra length of sewer hose but this is the first time I was not able to reach the connection. I had to dump my tanks at a Park Service sewer dump outside the campground. There are lots of long term occupants, apparently staff and workers at Furnace Creek. At about 3:00 AM there was a loud group of people yelling and laughing hysterically in the street near our space. It went on for about 10 minutes when it started raining and drove them inside. Rain in Death Valley is a pretty rare event so the sleep Gods must have been smiling on us. We camped at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

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larry y

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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The RV park could use some maintence, there is only 1 shower area which is part of the pool area, which is a bit removed from the RV park. There are only 2 RV parks in Death Valley with hook ups, this one and a few limited spots at Stove Pipe Wells. The location is great, you're in the middle of Death Valley. This is a combination hotel and RV park, there is a store with general merchandise. The prices are rather outrageous; a 12 pack of Bud Light cost $24.00 the most I have ever paid. We camped at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

You're in the middle of Death Valley so there are things to explore in every direction.

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Clean Restrooms

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Traveller Excel

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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First positive: your are in Death Valley, you have electricity, water and sewer and good free WiFi and some shade, they cut back the old trees, there is a great pool and it is quiet. Negative: staff does not know what RVing is all about, they guide you to your site but that is it. No guidance. They should not allow rigs over 30 feet, there is no room to move around. On our site sewer went uphill, dumping was against gravity. Trees are cut but they let the old tree grow, grow and grow. A good gardener would do much good. Pull thrus are actually two sites, sometimes they rent them as a pull thru, sometimes you pay for two sites. Backins are very tight, los of old trees and hard to move around, takes you forever. Some spots are a little wider then others, so watch your slides. We were lucky that there was nobody in the spot in front of us so we could backin a little easier. This place is too expensive, we will never come back here, and if you consider going to Death Valley, please take care.. they first need to do something about the place. Did I mention all the rigs and old park models with people who are working/ living here, that takes more than half of the campground than the spots for RV's and is looking poorly. It is a shame....this spot needs a lot of TLC, lots and lots, We camped at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bikeynw

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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David Williams

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dream2RV

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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Harris England

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

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hawkandmegan

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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wanderer330

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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OTR again

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $34.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

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SeaLandSkyPhoto

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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Scott F

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

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Roamdaily.com

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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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 at Furnace Creek Resort RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

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