DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley salt flats
From 11,000 ft peaks to the lowest point in America, Death Valley National Park is a land of extremes. As North America's hottest, driest & lowest desert, Death Valley has many different geologic wonders to explore. Salt flats, snow caped peaks, volcanic craters, sand dunes & canyons give visitors plenty of sights to see.

Human history in the region goes back thousands of years with many different native american cultures living here. More recent, from the Harmony Borax Works of the 1880's, gold & silver miners of the 1900's & Scotty's Castle in 1920's, there are remnants left from the pioneers of the valley.
Ubehebe Crater
Fun Park Facts - Proclaimed a National Monument in 1933 by President Hoover & becoming a National Park in 1994, Death Valley is the largest National Park in the lower 48 (3.3 million acres). Highest point is Telescope Peak at 11,049 ft. Lowest point is Badwater at 282 ft below sea level.

Fees - $20 for 7 day pass.
$10 per bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian.
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80

Lodging - There are four choices for lodging inside the park. Stovepipe Wells Village, Furnace Creek Inn, Furnace Creek Ranch & Panamint Springs Resort. The outlying towns to the west & east also have available lodging.
Death Valley sand dunes
Camping - Furnace Creek Campground is open year round with 136 sites at 196 ft below sea level. Amenities include water, tables, fire pits & flush toilets.

Sunset Campground is open October through April with 270 sites at 196 ft below sea level. Amenities include water & flush toilets.

Texas Spring Campground is open October through April with 92 sites at sea level. Amenities include water, tables, fire pits & flush toilets.

Stovepipe Wells Campground is open October through April with 92 sites at sea level. Amenities include water, tables, fire pits & flush toilets.

Mesquite Spring Campground is open year round with 30 sites at 1800 ft. Amenities include water, tables, fire pits & flush toilets.

Emigrant Campground is open year round with 10 sites at 2100 ft. Amenities include water, tables, & flush toilets.

Wildrose Campground is open year round with 23 sites at 4100 ft. Amenities include water, tables, fire pits & pit toilets.

Thorndike Campground is open March through November with 6 sites at 7400 ft. Amenities include tables, fire pits & pit toilets. Accessible to high clearance vehicles only & 4X4 may be necessary.

Mahogany Flat Campground is open March through November with 10 sites at 8200 ft. Amenities include tables, fire pits & pit toilets. Accessible to high clearance vehicles only & 4X4 may be necessary.