Description

Mesquite Spring is your chance to avoid crowds and recharge with some winter camping, minus the noise of RV engines (as many of the RV winter campers grab a spot at Stovepipe Wells first). Even if you miss winter, this year round spot is sure to stun you. Considered one of the prettiest campgrounds in Death Valley, with astounding spring wildflower shows, Mesquite offers 30 tent and RV sites, picnic tables, fire pits, water, flush toilets and a dump station. Park on the shoulder of Highway 190 and lose track of time as you hike into this surreal landscape of exquisitely curvaceous dunes surrounded on all sides by perilous mountain beauty. Sunset here is no joke. You may just catch it shimmering across the highest dune (which reaches 140 feet above sea level).
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
30 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 Robert
Robert A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 9th, 2015

Stayed here Dec 27, 2014, this is an awesome campsite. If you are a stargazer there is little to no ambient light to interfere with your view. camp ground is close to Scotty's Castle, and Ubehebe Crater. If you winter camp it can be cold dropped to 26 at nite

Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan B.
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May 29th, 2017

I stayed here in March of 2016. This is an all-time favorite campground of mine. It's not very big and it's far into the park, so it stays quiet (also no RVs). There were just a few other campers spending the night when I was there. FANTASTIC spot for night sky viewing as there's no lights around.

Mesquite Spring Campground
Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin L.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2017

Hot during the day and cold at night but the sunsets and star gazing is worth it.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth K.
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September 20th, 2017

Very popular

Hipcamper David
David W.
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October 5th, 2018

Nice place to see Milkyway

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Becky T.
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October 7th, 2018

Go early and snag a site in the lower loop if you're tent/car camping

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Aileen C.
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January 25th, 2019

Very far from sand dunes and most of the popular death valley sites but close to the Ubehebe Crater

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September 19th, 2018
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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
36.962° N, 117.369° W
$12/night
Tent Only: 30 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)