Loved this place, Death Valley was a real surprise to us as there is so much to see here. The campground is right in the centre, so very hot, but you can go out early morning or early evening and see salt flats, sand dunes, marble lined canyons, wildflowers etc. There's lots of wildlife, particularly around the sand dunes, with fascinating snake trails on the sand. We had regular visits from a roadrunner to our pitch who seemed to have fallen in love with his reflection in our car's rear window. Also desert rodents, owls and rabbits. The campsite is great for star gazing. If you are tent camping, pick a tent only site as you will get some much needed shade. Also, bring a tarpaulin or gazebo so you can create your own shade as it is very hot here in the day. No showers on the camp, though running water in the toilet block - drive to Stovepipe Wells and ask at the lodge for a day ticket for the pool and showers (about $4) and you'll get a decent hot shower and a nice cool swim with some shade too. Try and arrive with enough petrol/gas to get you out the park again as fuel is VERY expensive (over $4 per gallon) Reasonable priced fuel in Pahrump (70 miles out towards Vegas) Wifi available at the Visitor Centre next door to campground, but quite weak signal - don't rely on it.
- Also Known As:
- Furnace Creek Campground Hotel Death Valley National Park