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Shoshone, California

Shoshone RV Park

Shoshone, California



Shoshone, California
Phone: (760) 852-4569

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $23 3/2016

Latitude: 35.9797773360668
Longitude: -116.270971298218

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • 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 yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
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 yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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

14 Reviews

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Jolly Out There

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $23.00
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Decent little park where little else exists. Price was right for what it is - mostly dirt with some gravel and patches of grass by a few sites. Some spots fairly level but others required lots of blocks. Small restrooms were dated and marginally clean at best; needed attention most of the time. Beautiful old trees and spring-fed pool were nice, but very little shade here in the desert. 2 w/d @ $2.00 ea. ZERO TV STATIONS and ZERO CELL SERVICE. Each gal who worked in the office from 1p-9p was nice, but nobody else was ever around and if the gal was guiding a new guest to their site the office was closed. CG is getting tired and a lot is being overlooked; needs some capital investment and more attention to make it better. We will try to get into DVNP next time, but would stay here again if we needed to. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

It's quite a far drive to get into Death Valley NP from this place but nothing else is closer on this side of the park without being in the park. Bring all your food with you; Pahrump, NV, is closest store at 30 miles away.

The China Ranch Date Farm is a decent little place to visit for a hour.

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ramblin' vagabonds

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $27.00
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Apparently spring break in California starts in the winter as we were unable to book a site in Death Valley National Park. This was what was available. RV Park is a couple of acres of mostly dirt. Sites are close to one another and alternate directions. No TV by air and they have chosen to not offer cable, so bring your satellite dish and insist on a space away from trees or bring your DVDs. WIFI worked okay the first 3 days we were here. Then someone checked in and streamed movies all night knocking everyone else in the park off the Internet. Owners do not monitor WIFI use. Electric, water, sewer were fine. When we checked in, the owners were reportedly ill, so a waitress from the local restaurant checked us in. She didn't know much and cared even less, so not much help. If you can book a site in the national park, do it. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

On the way to Death Valley is the Amargosa Opera House. Stop by and get the $5 tour. Also check out Dublin Gulch at the south end of Shoshone.

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jnateg

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $23.00
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Due to the super bloom in Death Valley there were no sites available in the Park.

The campground is not fancy but meets ones needs. No cell service of any kind. Prices for goods and gas in Shoshone are over priced so stock up and gas up before you get there. If you do need something make the drive to Pahrump, NV.
Would have been a better experience for visiting the park if the closest road into the park wasn't closed due to the flooding in October. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

take a dip in the pool.

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Washoezephyr

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $27.00
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We've been her several times. Veteran managers and full-timers Mike and Terry are great hosts who understand RV's and RV'ers. Check-in is easy. They always guide us to our spot. Good hookups and utility service. It has a wonderful warm spring pool across the road (91 degrees in December). The wifi is fast and strong. The (small) laundry is clean and offers a reverse osmosis water tap to fill bottles, a nice touch since desert water can taste crummy. The wi-fi is fast and strong, but NO on-air or cable tv. There was no cell service anywhere in the area that we could find on our Verizon phones. The park is alway spotless. The town of Shoshone (wholly owned by one person) has gas, a store, great restaurant and bar with terrific food, and tons of history, including a great museum. Birding is big in the wetlands around town and there are great hiking trails. Death Valley National Park, the must-see Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and the Amargosa Opera House are in the area. We've always felt welcome and love coming here. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

There are a few necessities available to the Charles Brown store in Shoshone (also a nice gift shop). Anything substantial has to come from Pahrump, 29 miles to the west.

Gas is expensive. Recommend you come in with as much as you can.

Don't miss a meal at the Crowbar. A visit to the China Date Ranch outside nearby Tecopa is a fun and interesting experience.

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The Howards

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $27.00
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This is a great park with lots of trees and grass, there is a nice little laundry room. We stayed here 3 nights. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This is a cute little town. It is outside of death valley so we did spend a day in death valley. There is also a warm springs pool there. Our neighbors are from Canada. We had an awesome time with them. New found friends.

The town is small, so not much to do. There is a restaurant, a post office, gas station/store. Also a small museum.

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Denise9

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $23.00
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Very nice place and warm. Hot Shower, Restrooms, Wifi, Pool with warm springs, Friendly, clean and beautiful hiking trails for our dogs. Good Price. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

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campingfoodie

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained small RV park in a tiny town that is at the southern entrance to Death Valley National Park. The managers are ever present to see to the needs of the campers and greet all guests with a smile. The bathrooms are super clean and there is a library for the guests to use. In the library is a community refrigerator and sink for the guests to use. There is also a spring-fed pool that is at a constant 89 degrees. Some of the sites at this park are free-form and not traditional, but it adds to the charm. Lots of grassy sites and shaded sites, but not a lot are both grassy and shady. My only complaint, and the reason for the rating of 8 is that it is advertised as WIFI, but the WIFI did not work the entire weekend we were there. It did not work anywhere in the park. There was also no cell service. This is something that really needs to be fixed. I will return to the park but hope that the WIFI is fixed. We stayed here in a travel trailer. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Only one restaurant in town and one very small store without many groceries. The closest town is Pahrump, 30 miles away. Lots of hiking, biking and exploring around the area.

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diceshooter60

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $23.00
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Value priced for full hookups. Not a traditional layout. Friendly owners. Expensive laundry. Excellent pool, spring fed and naturally warm. No cell service at all. Wi-Fi barely worked, a bit. Quiet base for Death Valley. Will stay again. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Pierce

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $24.00
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Nicest park in the area. Much better and less expensive than anything in Tecopa. Owners are very friendly. Good pool with a pipe of 90 degree plus water constantly flowing into the pool. Not hot enough in windy cold weather but perfect if the weather is warm. Sites are not on top of each other. WiFi normally here but windstorm blew down equipment. Good restaurant and tourist bureau a few hundred yards south. Large portions and friendly staff. Antique gas station next door with ancient car and gas pump. Now the tourist bureau. Free WiFi here. Good recommendations for local hikes. Excellent overnight on the way to Death Valley Camped here in a 36 foot motorhome with toad. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

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gcb51

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

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $21.00
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A very nice little park. Staff was friendly and helpful. Restrooms very clean and had showers. They have a pool fed by mineral spring that is warm water. Within walking distance to the town where there is a restaurant, store, and gas station. It was a very pleasant experience and we will plan our next Death Valley experience around this park, by staying longer and using it as a base. I can't remember the exact price, but it was in the $20 range and well worth the money. Don't expect good WiFi, the entire town is difficult to get WiFi and cell service. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $12.00
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Old park with haphazard layout. Some sites have services on wrong side. Friendly staff and nice ambiance. Wonderful rate for weekly stay. Pool is hot spring and kept nicely. Close to tiny village with basic services and 30 minutes from Pahrump, with everything, except charm. We would return. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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LucettedeGagne

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $22.00
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This campground is not good looking, but it is charming with all the big trees that provide nice shade. The large pool is continually fed with hot spring water coming from a 4-inch pipe at 91°F. Just great. The guy who welcomed us is friendly, the restrooms are super clean and so is the shower. There is a friendly café and bar named Crow Bar at a walking distance. Good and pleasant. We would certainly recommend this place as a stop before entering Death Valley Park by the South side. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Rick Lechner

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $21.00
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Nice older park. We only stayed one night but looks like many stay longer. Very friendly staff. Lots of older trees and shade and could hear frogs and toads. Very friendly 'camp cat' hanging out at the laundry, which was very clean. It is an older park and layer out in a pretty haphazard way but would recommend for an overnight stop after visiting Death Valley. We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Gyropilot

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $18.00
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I'm surprised I'm the first one to review this RV park. I fear I might be divulging a "best kept secret." We've been meeting friends here for years when exploring the Death Valley area and this RV park has served as a convenient base camp. It's worth mentioning that life runs at a slower pace out in the remote desert, and Shoshone is no different. If you spend much time out in the desert, you learn to appreciate any creature comfort when you find them. Especially when it comes to water, shade, and fuel (it's wise to bring your own just-in-case.) They have plenty of all this in Shoshone and more. If judged by the standard of a middle-of-nowhere-desert-RV-park, this place deserves an all around above average grade. It helps if you're willing to look beyond the fact everything is generally pretty old and tired at this park. It's a tough environment to operate in. It's definitely not your neat-as-a-pin Arizona RV resort with manicured lawns and rows of perfectly aligned concrete RV pads; but they have shade, grass, abundant water, and it's AAA rated to assure minimum standards. The layout of the sites seems haphazard, the water, power, and sewer connections seem like afterthoughts (constructed of mismatched parts). But everything is functional and ads to the rustic charm. Did I mention they have SHADE? The bathrooms and showers have been recently remodeled. The machines in the laundry room are new and the library / game room is well stocked with a large assortment of donated books. They have an absolutely wonderfully soothing mineral hot-spring fed swimming pool adjacent to the park. The office staff is very friendly and accommodating. During our recent stay of 5 nights, they offered up the fact that we could save money by paying a weekly rate plus actual electric consumed. We did and the rate came out to roughly $18 per night. Can't beat that! There's no Wi-Fi or TV reception in the RV park to distract you, but free Wi-Fi is available just down the street in the town area of Shoshone. There's no cell service either in Shoshone, but pay phones are available. We'll definitely stay here again and again! We camped at Shoshone RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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