Description

At 7400’ elevation, with a camping season that runs March through November, Thorndike campground is not for everyone. Accessible to high clearance vehicles only, (4-wheel drive may be necessary), Thorndike offers six sites, no fees, picnic tables, fire pits, pit toilets and all the rustic truth of roughing amidst in the desert’s surreal beauty.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
6
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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The vibe at Thorndike Campground

7,464ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2017

High elevation, snowy in spring

Hipcamper Bex
Bex
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2018

Empty, higher in elevation, beautiful skies at night. Sites are completely sand; I suggest placing rocks around the inside seams of your tent so it will not blow away when your stakes inevitably fail (blame the sand).

Hipcamper mike
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October 23rd, 2018
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August 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Colby
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February 9th, 2018
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August 24th, 2017
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June 22nd, 2017
Hipcamper Anthony
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May 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Chase
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February 10th, 2017
Park
Death Valley National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 786-3200
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
36.237° N, 117.072° W
Free
Tent Only: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)