Description

Imagine the curved ripple of velvety sand against a backdrop of serrated peaks. The nearby sand dunes make Stovepipe Wells a good spot to park your RV and stay awhile (as long as it’s between September 1st and Mother’s Day weekend). This flat 190 spot parking lot campground has water, flush toilets a dump station, a smattering of picnic table and fire pits, as well as a Continue reading...
Imagine the curved ripple of velvety sand against a backdrop of serrated peaks. The nearby sand dunes make Stovepipe Wells a good spot to park your RV and stay awhile (as long as it’s between September 1st and Mother’s Day weekend). This flat 190 spot parking lot campground has water, flush toilets a dump station, a smattering of picnic table and fire pits, as well as a nearby restaurant, bar and gift shop.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
190
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
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 Korey
Korey T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 29th, 2015

This may look like a bleak camping spot, but I absolutely loved the people that worked at Stovepipe Wells. At the gift shop across from the tenting area they had free coffee every morning and the staff was so friendly. Plus the pool attached to the hotel had showers, so I definitely utilized those!

Hipcamper Rob
Rob G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 22nd, 2015

A rather bleak parking lot. The worst camping spot in Death Valley, especially if you're tenting. If you are, try to get the sites closest to the sand. Otherwise, stay elsewhere.

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

While driving at night, missed the turn to Mahogany Flats and ended up camping at Stovepipe Wells. It was a flat campground close to a gas station, small ranger station, and a tiny little resort. Relatively nice bathrooms, water, and a beautiful sunrise. I wouldn't choose this as my first choice.

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2017

Great site right in the park! Basic but it has everything you will ever need (expect shade). Mostly an RV site but it did have some tent camping. The camp host was very friendly. I would recommend it if you cannot find a spot somewhere else. Being in the park is better than not. This campsite was right next to the sand dunes which is a total plus to me.

Hipcamper Ann Marie
Ann Marie S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 4th, 2017

We camped here out of desperation. We'd intended to camp at Wild Rose, but the spring winds were too much for us. As we drove down off the mountain, we got caught in a dust storm and thunderstorm! The campground is just a big square of gravel and offers not much in the way of natural features. We parked our van right up to the perimeter where the sites back right up to dunes. After the storm, the kids got to go explore the dunes and that was cool.

Hipcamper Christine
Christine S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 27th, 2018

We ended up at Stovepipe wells due to a broken tent and high winds up the road. It was far from our first choice, but it wound up being some of the best camping we've experienced. In January the temperature is moderate and the skies are gorgeous. Nearby amenities make camping here simple and it's just a short drive to some amazing trails, hikes, and off-road vehicle drives. Highly recommend.

A short walk from the campground you'll find just about everything you need without feeling like you've left the camping experience.The exit to an off-road vehicle trail. We made it! Who says a mini-van can off-road?
Hipcamper Julie W.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Sarah D.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Christine S.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Luis B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 3rd, 2017
Hipcamper Max S.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2017
Park
Death Valley National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 786-3200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.608° N, 117.148° W
$12/night
Tent Only: 190 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)