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
Tent sites
190 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
No campfires
No toilet
No pets
No potable water
No showers
No showers
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.


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

Basically just a giant parking lot with tent sites along the perimeter. Get there early to get a spot if you don't have reservations because they fill up fast. To my surprise, I really enjoyed my stay there

Hipcamper Christine Lee
Christine Lee 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.

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 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 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 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 Forrest M.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2019
Hipcamper Stan B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 5th, 2021
Hipcamper Sarah D.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Julie W.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Gigi B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
January 17th, 2019
Hipcamper Christine Lee 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
Death Valley National Park
United States
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(760) 786-3200
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36.608° N, 117.148° W
Tent Only: 190 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)