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Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated)

Death Valley National Park, California


51880 Highway 190 Death Valley, CA
Death Valley National Park, California 92328
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Sites: 14
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.60546
Longitude: -117.14501

Elevation: 17' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This appears to be a very fine resort but not for RV campers. The RV sites are across road from the main resort and are simply a line of parking spaces with hookups. There is no shade, no tables and no landscaping. The sites are very close together. Most of the staff are friendly, but they were fairly straightforward about the fact that the RV camping is often not tolerable. Our old AC couldn't keep up with the summer heat; it overheated and tripped the circuit breaker, so we had no AC. The water comes out of the tap so hot, it's too hot for showering, much less drinking, and this is true of the resort showers, too We cut our visit back to one night and escaped. The location is great for visiting the park, but one should rent a room there, not make it an RV visit. Hint: if the management has closed the tenting area and is allowing no tenting because of heat, then the RV sites should also be closed; they'll be too hot and exposed to be tolerated. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We rushed to this site because we knew that the 14 full hook-ups were assigned on a first come, first served basis. We were thrilled to discover we were the first campers to arrive. We later regretted having rushed, since it turned out we were the only campers. The facilities were great. They are shared with the hotel, which was sparsely occupied, so we had the large pool all to ourselves. The only opportunity for improvement that we noticed was that the change areas are next to the showers. It would be better if each shower had its own change area, but this was a minor point, since we seemed to be the only ones using the showers. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is also a saloon, a restaurant and a gift shop within a one to two minute walk. We would definitely return to this park. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Mesquite Sand Dunes are less than a five minute drive away and make for beautiful pictures, especially at sunset.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is a no frills, full hookup, gravel parking lot campground in Death Valley. It's north of the main campgrounds in Furnace Creek and is an option for full hookups when the other campgrounds are full. Sites are pretty close together. Pretty easy navigation even for our 43' rig. We used it for a couple days to do laundry, etc. It's fine for what it is. Extended 3G cell service rather than Verizon. Data throughput was ok. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Not fancy but certainly met our needs in Death Valley. Voltage was close to 120 during the day but rose to 126 - 127 at night. Caused our converter/inverter to do funny things so we turned off the breaker at night. We had no problem checking in early. We asked what site we were going to, walked over to see if it was open and the clerk checked us in. We talked with several clerks during our stay and found them all to be very helpful.

Park wifi at the site worked very slowly on infrequent occasions. Did not try going to the office for a stronger wifi signal. We had a very weak Verizon 3G data signal much of the time (not always). They accepted our Senior Pass and charged $18.50/night. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gas at Stovepipe Wells was $1.00/gal cheaper than Furnace Creek and $1.70/gal cheaper than Panamint Springs.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here 4 nights visiting park. As previous posters have stated, this is a giant gravel parking lot behind the Stovepipe Village General Store with 14 pull thru FHU sites in a row side by side. Not a lot of room between sites but was able to put out 4 slides with no problem. Large Area in front of these sites is for no hookups. Checkin is at Inn across the street. Must pay entrance fee to NP ($25) at Ranger Station right before cg entrance. This cg no longer accepts any NP passes for discounts. You are away from the hub bub of Furnace Creek but still easy drive to popular hiking trails and scenic views. Inn across the street has a restaurant & bar. General Store has souvenirs and basic staples (for a price) & a soft serve ice cream machine. Beautiful night sky! Very quiet at night except one night some distant noise that sounded like fireworks which we were told was probably from "a military testing site." No wifi but cell service was fine & satellite friendly for TV. If you want full hookups this is as good place as any in DV. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Favorite hikes: Mosaic Canyon & Golden Canyon Trail. Also took 3 hr Jeep Tour of park with Farabees (across from Furnace Creek Inn). Excellent guide who took us off road to Echo Canyon, Mustard Canyon & Harmony Borax Works.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

After finding all the FHU sites in the Furnace Creek NPS Campground reserved, we were overjoyed to find these 14 sites with FHU's. Located on the same side of the road as the NPS no-hookup sites at Stovepipe Wells, registration is in the Hotel across the road. No frills, just 50 AMP, water and sewer in gravel pull-thrus although you are given a key card which provides access to the pool and showers at the hotel. The pull-thrus are plenty long but tend to slope downward on the far end so we dropped our toad so didn't have to pull ahead to where the slope increased. Reportedly WiFi is available in the hotel lobby but the signal only popped up occassionally at the RV sites. Didn't try at the office. AT&T had a very strong signal, 4 or 5 bars. The site was wide enough to park the toad alongside the coach. We originally called to make reservations but were told that it was still their slow season. However they did take my name which was good since every site was full the first night that we arrived. They had two people working the desk so check-in was very quick. Having FHU's was a life saver so we could leave the dogs in the coach when it was 90 degrees outside and still visit the many sites in Death Valley NPS. Now if they only had cable tv. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Coming into the Park from the west on 190 was unexpectedly steep, narrow, many switchbacks and oncoming traffic wanting to stray over the centerline due to the rock wall on one side and the guard rail right on the whiteline where a guard rail existed. The second descent into Stovepipe Wells from elevation 5000' down to sea level required 17 miles of exhaust braking. Gasoline was quite a bit cheaper at Stovepipe wells then at Furnace Creek

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations for Stovepipe Wells based on the reviews. We were informed they did not take the NP Senior Pass. When I questioned young lady about these reviews, she started with excuses, terrible service. We paid $33.30 each night. When we arrived, we were informed we could not check in till noon. No problem, came back at 11:56. Again, you can't check in till noon. No problem, I'll just wait 4 minutes. Will not stay here again.

Admin note: Park advised that NP Senior Pass will be accepted until Oct. 2016. Phone office to confirm. Conflicting views from management on how to handle this pass. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 4 nights. The only reason we stayed here instead of the NPS park is that we don't have a toad, so we had to leave and come back each day as we went sightseeing and this guaranteed us a space for the night. This is essentially a 14 bay parking lot with hook ups. There is plenty of space between the rigs but there is no picnic table or other table to cook or eat on. There is no fire ring or other amenities at the sites.

Our main complaint is that the dump pipes are elevated above the ground on a 3" concrete block and the pipe itself sticks up about another 4 inches. This becomes a problem if you (like us) have low black/gray outlets. Dumping took over half an hour because we had to keep stopping and draining the hose. We never were able to completely empty the tanks. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Absolutely worth having 50 amp power, even at the regular rate, with water and sewer a bonus. Paved access road, but sites are just gravel and dirt/sand and fine. Includes free access to the hotel pool and other amenities. Great location to sightsee from. No cell or OTA signal, just had to go to Park Hqs at Furnace Creek for cell service and some wifi. Would absolutely stay again. Restaurant, gas station and convience store right next door. Reservations highly recommended. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Stovepipe Wells is the only campground within Death Valley Nat'l Park that honors the senior discount with full hookups - a good value. Of course, nothing fancy - gravel lot with no bushes/privacy, etc. The store is mostly touristy (T-shirts, mugs, etc), but it does have a reasonable selection of the basics like milk, bread, etc. Pricey, but what one expects considering the distance from normal stores. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

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

The Mosaic Canyon near Stovepipe was lovely and easy - except for a couple places where one had to scramble over some marble rocks. Also seeing the Sand Dunes at sunrise or sunset is beautiful. The best though was the 1 in 10 year flower bloom, especially near the end of Badwater Rd.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

This RV park is centrally located in Death Valley. We used the Golden Age Passport discount which gave us half off the regular price. A very good deal for full hookups. The RV park is pretty bare bones (but hey, it's Death Valley, don't expect landscaping) and it was a challenge to get level, but the view is magnificent. We walked our dog down the dirt road past the airstrip so she could get more exercise than just walking around the campground. There is no wifi or cell reception but you can go across the road to the motel lounge where you can sometimes get wifi to work.
Stovepipe Wells is a great value. You have easy access to most of Death Valley, the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant, bar, gas pump, and gift shop and you can use the pool and showers.
Stovepipe Wells is not a resort. You have to go to Furnace Creek to use your cell phone and do laundry. However, that is a small price to pay for the convenient location and views.
We camped here in a 30' motorhome but the sites can take bigger rigs. We would most definitely stay here again. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 208
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 53

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Interagency Senior Pass 50% discount for a FHU, 50 amp, gravel site. Very basic. No Verizon cell or MiFi reception. No park Wifi available at the RV site. Good satellite reception. Death Valley temperatures exceeded 110 degrees during our stay so it was a plus to have 50 amp electric for A/C. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

14 spots 2 trees if you can call them trees. Must call ahead and have reservations as this is a really small park. High turnover we stays longer than anyone but wanted to take our time and enjoy a relaxing vacation. This is a wonderful value. 20 yards away is the Park Service RV park. They get nothing you get full hookups access to the swimming pool across the road. The owner give a 1/2 off discount to people that have a senior park pass. WiFi is available in the resort across the street but not in the RV section. They have been trying to get it but the state will not let them. Gas is available but diesel is not at this location. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

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

Scotty's Castle tour, Ubeheb Crater, Bottle House and Rhyolite, Death Valley Museum along with Borax Museum, evening time Gold Canyon, Furnace Creek Resort outdoor Borax museum, Bad Water and Artists Palette, do Artists Palette at sunset. Dante's View is over 6,000 feet and about 40 degrees cooler with a wind take a coat. We Spent 6 nights great time. About 2 miles from Scotty's Castle have your camera ready there is a coyote that hangs out alongside the road hoping for food. Do not feed her.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is actually just a gravel parking lot with full hookups. No trees, tables, etc. However, the views are lovely and it was very quiet when we were there. The NPS "campground" is right next door and is the same flat gravel lot but with NO hookups. You check in at the front desk of the hotel across the street. The staff everywhere we went were helpful and nice...it seemed like they all liked being in this desolate region and were full of helpful sightseeing tips.

There isn't much in Stovepipe Wells, but it has what you need - gas and food. The bar served excellent beer and had somewhat decent wifi reception. However, don't count on being able to get much WiFi reception anywhere in DV! We liked the location as we were able to use it as a base to see and explore the northern part of the park. There is a NPS Ranger station nearby. We camped at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

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 at Stovepipe Wells Village RV Park (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

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