Death Valley National Park Camping

Furnace Creek Campground CLOSED for repairs. The Furnace Creek Campground is closed during the spring and early summer season of 2012 for utility repairs. Texas Spring Campground will remain open for summer camping.

Death Valley National Park's backcountry has a variety of rugged mountain and desert terrain. More than 3 million acres of wilderness and over 400 miles of backcountry dirt roads are open to camping.

Free voluntary permits for backcountry camping may be obtained at the visitor center or any ranger station. Solo hikers may want to provide additional information about plans and emergency contacts.

Overnight group size is limited to 15 people and no more than 6 vehicles. Larger groups will need to split up and camp at least 1 mile apart.

Campfires are prohibited, except in fire pits in developed campgrounds. Gathering wood is unlawful and burning of wood is not allowed in the backcountry. Campstoves and barbeque grills are allowed. Charcoal ashes must be packed out.

Established Campgrounds

Furnace Creek open all year $18**

Sunset open Oct-Apr $12

Texas Spring open Oct-Apr $14

Stovepipe Wells open Oct-Apr $12

Mesquite Spring all year $12

Emigrant

(tents only) open all year free

Wildrose open all year free

Thorndike* open Mar-Nov free

Mahogany Flat* open Mar-Nov free

  • Accessible to high clearance vehicles only. 4-wheel drive may be necessary.

** Furnace Creek Campground becomes first come-first served and fee changes to $12 per night from mid-April to mid-October.

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