8.5 Excellent
Death Valley National Park, California

Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground)

Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley National Park, California 92328
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Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.96347988121
Longitude: -117.36775046165

Elevation: 1783' (approximate)
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • 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
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Review Details

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6 Reviews

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects the half price senior park pass. Mesquite Spring campground is 2 miles down hill almost into the wash. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel and well spaced, but not terribly level. Very dark at night - the stars are amazing. This is a great jumping off point to go to the Racetrack. Heed the park advice and start out in the morning. It took us 2 hours to drive each way. Also, as Scotty's castle is closed right now, there is very little traffic on the roads in the northern part of the park so it is a great place to ride a bike! No cell service. We camped at Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a somewhat primitive campground at the northern end of Death Valley NP. We happened to try to camp there Valentine's Day weekend and the campground was full. We took the advice on the entry sign and drove the 15 or so miles east and out of the park to a clearing well off the road and had a wonderful quiet night. Returned to the campground the next morning and got a site. By Monday it was nearly empty. Poorly delineated campsites. The place has seen heavy use but was reasonably clean - very little trash. Wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. The campground is situated on a major wash and offers wonderful day-hike opportunities. Water and dump available. Limited phone service. 'Campground Full' sign only posted at campground entrance so you won't know until you get there if sites are available. Best campground in the park if you want to be 'out there'. We camped at Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site 34
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground) in a Tent.

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Review Count: 321
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 79

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Mesquite Spring (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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