Description

On a ridgeline of the Panamint range awaits Mahogany Flat, one of the only Death Valley campgrounds where you’ll appreciate the shady reach of trees. And not just any kind of tree, but the sweet smelling breezes stirred up in a Juniper forest. Take in jaw dropping views of the Death Valley basin and plenty of hiking, backpacking and mountaineering opportunities to satiate untended adventure cravings. The 10 sites at Mahogany Flat is accessible to off road vehicles only, has fire pits, tables, and pit toilets, but no water or dump station - so think through your journey before you set out.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Amenities
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Do your pedaling feet crave sand dunes and sand flats, below sea level basins and mountain crests? Then bring your bike to Deat...Read more

Hiking

Death Valley is known for being unknown and by that we mean, there are not many formalized trails, but still plenty of awesome ...Read more

Horseback riding

Not to fall heavy on cliches, but if you went to see a man about a horse, chances are it would be in a desert. Itching to don a...Read more

OHV

In need of an adrenaline rush? Ready to fill the quiet, dusty breeze with the churn and grumble of wheels on sand and gravel? G...Read more

Climbing

Mosaic Canyon is as it sounds - a pieced together work of natural art, ready for a rock clamoring ascent, as is the Grotto Ca...Read more

Snow sports

Panamint Mountain Range is home to 11,049 foot Telescope Peak , which despite Death Valley’s reputation for extreme heat, can ...Read more

Swimming

Hiking like a good water baby with your swimsuit on under your gear? Good. You’ll get a chance to make use of that when you tak...Read more

Wildlife watching

You will undoubtedly encounter forms of wildlife during your experience at Death Valley. Get pre-acquainted with some of the c...Read more

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 12th, 2015

The last few miles up are dirt/gravel, you will want high clearance and probably 4WD. The Telescope Peak trailhead is here and it is an awesome hike.

Surprisingly cold night in early April - down into the 30's while the valley floor was probably in the 60's or higher.Mahogany Flat CampgroundMahogany Flat Campground
Hipcamper Cody
Cody S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 18th, 2015

One of my favorite DV campsites situated on a ridge line with a view of Badwater Basin and Telescope Peak. One of the most intense elevation increases in the lower 48. Situated at 8200ft it can get a bit chilly at night even for DV. After the Charcoal Kilns the road does get a bit more rough and 4x4 IS RECOMMENDED. However, I have drove a Kia, Nissan Maxima, and Chevy Impala to the top with no problem provided the weather was good. This is where the Telescope Peak trail head is which I highly recommend. Even if you just make it to the saddle at the halfway point there are amazing views of the Death Valley Basin and Panamint Valley Basin. Bring lots of water, food, and proper clothing if you choose to hike.

Hipcamper Max
Max S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 1st, 2017

Went in September 2016. Made it up there in a 2WD Honda Element, but my poor car was feeling it after. I would go in a 4WD, if at all possible next time. Camping was simple, metal picnic tables and a little camping spot. Keep in mind, it gets extremely cold at nights since the higher elevation. Nobody was staying there but us on this visit. Woke up early and did Telescope peak as the sun rose. Quite the hike and I recommend it to anyone, as it was the highlight of my trip to DVNP.

Hipcamper Eugene
Eugene L.
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January 22nd, 2019

Going during fall and winter months are best. You can car camp as well as rent cabins. Great opportunity for night star photography and sunrises. Very dark skies best from about March until November. Summer is an awful time to be there with temperatures well over 100 degrees. Bad Water is the lowest elevation point in the United States. In winter, you can drive from desert to snow.

This is what you will  see inudt by turning your tripod around aftrr shooting Zabriskie Point, Death Valley’s iconic symbol. Too many photographers drive hundreds of miles to take a picture of a famous scene, but doing a simple about face gives you more.
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Park
Death Valley National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 786-3200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.23° N, 117.068° W
Free
Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)