One of the most centrally located campgrounds in Death Valley, Furnace Creek is seated in a cradle of astonishing ruggedness, surrounded by the weatherbeaten stretches of Death Valley mountains. If you’ve ever wondered what an abandoned borax mine looks like, you can find one nearby, as well as bike paths, hiking trails and a visitor’s center. This site features a dump station, fire pits, flush toilets, picnic tables, water and 136 camping spots to choose from. Furnace Creek is 196 feet below sea level and has an all year camping season that can vary wildly in temperature, so check the weather pre-trip and remember you’re in the desert - layers required!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
130 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
No campfires
No toilet
No pets
No potable water
No picnic table


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Hipcamper Vincent
Vincent M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
December 29th, 2018

Make sure everything is safe from the wind.

Hipcamper Molly
Molly A.
recommends this listing.
December 27th, 2018

You'll most likely need a reservation for this site. Bathrooms were nice and there are some shady spots you can snag if you're lucky. A ton of RVs are around you with their generators going but it's nothing horrible

Hipcamper Julie
Julie W.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018

This campground is your standard, no frills campground but great location within the park. I would say it's best for the traveler who is looking to be out adventuring more than hanging at the camp spot.

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

Close to general store and saloon, which is a plus! Like most campgrounds in the park, these sites fill quickly.

Hipcamper Stepfanie
Stepfanie A.
recommends this listing.
November 26th, 2017

Try to fill up on gas before you get here because it might be more expensive inside the park (it's a HUGE park). The campsites are a bit close to each other and it's right next to the RVs so it's not as peaceful. However, you'll want to explore the park more than stay on site.

Hipcamper Chase
Chase B.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2017

There's a small (but pricey) convenience store at the hotel down the road- and make sure you get firewood before you get into the park!

Hipcamper Heather
Heather N.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2017

Flushable toilets but no cooling system. In a place like death valley, a closed up bathroom makes it feel like a heat box when you're in there. Close to a ranger station, general store, and eatery.

Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia R.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2017

Great access to Badwater Basin and Devil's Golfcourse. Spring for a luxury and pay a small fee to have daily access to the pool area of the hotel next door to campground!

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 1st, 2017

There aren't a ton of developed campgrounds in Death Valley, but this seems to be the go to one! Has recently been renovated, so the roads are all paved nicely and the campsites are very well maintained and manicured. I only have experience in the standard drive-in tent sites, however there are numerous hike-in only sites available too. In my opinion the best sites for tent camping are on the farthest loop at sites 100-110. These seem to have the most shade and vegetation. The campsites are very close together so there's not a ton of privacy, but it's never been a problem for me. The bathrooms are solid and are usually pretty clean. Also you can walk to the park visitor center or even the gas station/store from here if you need supplies.

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