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Death Valley National Park, California

Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned)

Death Valley National Park, California



Death Valley National Park, California
Phone: (775) 482-7680

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $35 4/2016

Latitude: 36.339811344046
Longitude: -117.4680519104

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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
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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • 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 no
  • 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

Review Details

Ratings overview

27 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We bought a new to us Motor Home in January so this is our first campground stay. We were here a total of nine days. Sites are narrow with the slides out. Some sites are much wider than the on we were assigned so it is the luck of the draw. There is a problem with the electricity. It is from a generator. Our electric clocks gained 30 minutes a day. The voltage is 130+ which caused our electric blankets to quit working. Now for the good stuff. The sites are mostly level so no additional shoring was needed. The views are fantastic. The restaurant has great meals and good service. I will stay here again, but will unplug the electric blanket before hooking up. We camped at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Scotty's Castle is still closed. No estimate when it will reopen.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 5 days with a group. The only things this place has going for it are views and a decent restaurant. Otherwise, showers and bathrooms are gross, sites are tight & uneven, staff was invisible, power was sketchy (<110v), water bibs were caked in mineral deposits, making it nearly impossible to get a tight connection, advertised WiFi was MIA and gas was >$1.50 more than Stovepipe Wells. In the future, we'll dry camp at Stovepipe Wells and drive over Towne Pass to eat at the Panamint Springs Restaurant.

I'd say here again if I had to be near some event on the west side of DV but not as a first choice. We camped at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Stay on the east side of Towne Pass because that's closer to many Death Valley sights and attractions.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A good place to stay while exploring the west side of Death Valley. It's not a "resort", it's Death Valley for crying out loud. Power was good and it's quiet at night. You'll need to level the rig a bit though. We enjoy it here but I can see that some might think it's too rustic. We camped at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here for a week. What an awesome place! While the grounds may not be well-manicured (it's the desert, after all), the place is top-notch. It is very visitor-friendly, and also friendly to those with motorcycles, Jeeps, and other off-road type vehicles. The owner, whom I met, is a very likable guy; I wish I could remember his name. The restaurant across the street serves very good food, and the water... yeah the water is FANTASTIC. Best-tasting water I've ever tasted since it comes from nearby Darwin Falls. Can't wait to go back again. We camped at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Tent.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice long site with hookups, but whoever is supposed to be taking care of the place seems to be missing in action. Bathrooms and showers were filthy. We camped at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Panamint Springs Resort (Privately Owned) in a Motorhome.

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