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 Continue reading...
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
No. of sites
10
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No picnic table
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Emma
Emma
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.

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Hipcamper Cody
Cody
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
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.

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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)