Attention: Furnace Creek Campground will be closed starting September 10, 2014 through mid October 2014 due to construction work. Texas Springs Campground in the Furnace Creek Area ( approximately one mile away) will be open on first-come/ first served basis for those visitors wishing to camp. We apologize for the inconvenience.
PAVING PROJECT: Furnace Creek Campground will be undergoing a paving project during the summer of 2014. Work in the area will require the campground to close for a few weeks. However, the Park will open Texas Springs Campground during that time period. We apologize for the inconvenience.

FURNACE CREEK, CA

Furnace Creek Campground is in a central location in Death Valley National Park. It is popular for RV and group camping; tent sites are also available. A visitor center, bike path, hiking trails and an abandoned borax mine are nearby. Death Valley is one of the lowest areas of...
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  • Gathering firewood is not permitted in the park
  • In addition to the camping fee, there is an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle per seven days
  • This facility is on a first-come, first-served basis from mid-April through mid-October
  • Coyotes and ravens frequent this area; visitors should avoid leaving pets or food unattended
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Overview

Overview

Furnace Creek Campground is in a central location in Death Valley National Park. It is popular for RV and group camping; tent sites are also available. A visitor center, bike path, hiking trails and an abandoned borax mine are nearby.

Death Valley is one of the lowest areas of land on Earth; Furnace Creek is at an elevation of 196 ft. below sea level. The region is generally sunny, dry and clear throughout the year. Winter (November through March) is the park's peak season; temperatures are mild with occasional winter storms, and visitors should bring warm clothing and light or medium jackets. Summers are known for their extremely hot and dry conditions; temperatures can soar up to 120 degrees. Sun-protective clothing and a broad brimmed hat are recommended. Rainfall averages less than two inches per year.

Furnace Creek is the only campground in the park that takes reservations. Weekends over the winter holidays and spring break book up early; visitors should consider weekday reservations if their desired weekend is full.

Natural Features:

Death Valley has sunk below sea level through geologic processes over time. It lies within the Mojave Desert and is the hottest, driest and lowest location in North America. Yet despite its extreme conditions, the park boasts a diversity of ecosystems, including colorful badlands, snow-covered peaks, desolate sand dunes, rugged canyons and flat, dry basins called playas.

Furnace Creek is on the edge of a playa at the bottom of the valley floor. It is fairly open with sparse vegetation, though some sites do have trees that provide shade. The facility offers a wide view of the mountains to the east and west, which glow with hues of orange, red and yellow during sunrise and sunset.

Recreation:

Explorers of all ages can enjoy educational programs and exhibits at the visitor center adjacent to the campground. Birders may have luck spotting local and migratory birds around the campground and along Airport Road, especially in the cooler months. Visitors can access a paved bike path within the facility. Trails to a natural bridge, the Golden Canyon badlands and the salt flats of Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, are a short drive away. Some of these attractions are reachable via a dirt road.

Facilities:

Furnace Creek has 136 campsites with drinking water, picnic tables, flush toilets and a dump station. RVs can get drinking water at the dump station, while tent campers can get it in the campground. Each site has either a campfire ring or grill. A campground host lives on the grounds during winter.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can bike or walk along a one-mile bike path to an interpretive trail leading to the Harmony Borax Works, an abandoned borax refinery from the late 1800s. The Borax Museum is also nearby Furnace Creek Ranch.

Booking Window

GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

Sun Oct 05 2014 - Thu Oct 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sun Oct 05 2014 - Wed Apr 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Oct 05 2014 - Wed Apr 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Sun Oct 05 2014 - Wed Apr 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Apr 16 2014 Tue Oct 14 2014
Peak Wed Oct 15 2014 Wed Apr 15 2015
Walk In Thu Apr 16 2015 Sun May 10 2015
Walk In Mon May 11 2015 Wed Oct 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • RV Parking
  • Ranger Station
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Museum
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 16 2014 -
Oct 14 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $25.00-$52.00
Peak Season
Oct 15 2014 -
Apr 15 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $25.00-$52.00
Walk In Season
Apr 16 2015 -
May 10 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $25.00-$52.00
Walk In Season
May 11 2015 -
Oct 14 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $25.00-$52.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.46306, -116.86778
36°27'47"N, 116°52'4"W

Death Valley is in eastern California on the Nevada border, 130 miles west-northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and 106 miles east of Lone Pine, California. Furnace Creek Campground is a half-mile north of Furnace Creek Visitor Center on State Highway 190.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FURNACE CREEK
P.O. Box 579
Death Valley  CA  92328

Phone Number:

Information:  (760)786-2441