We made reservations back last fall hence the inexpensive price, plus we used our Interagency Pass and received a discount. The prices for the somewhat newly installed Full Hook-Ups (FHU) at Furnace Creek Campground have increased and the sites today cost quite a bit more than when we made the reservations. Note that not all the sites have FHU. Thankfully they honored our reservation and the price we had already paid. A steal at $9 a night. Thank you Death Valley.
Link to Map in “Where We’ve Been”
And Journey In Focus was parked next to us so we had a nice chat with Fran. If you get a chance check out her photography, it is wonderful, and a really nice woman too!
We absolutely love Death Valley and we think the Furnace Creek Campground is the best place to stay while visiting here. Tons of hiking and tons of places to explore (Scotty’s Castle, Zabriskie’s Point, Badwater, Stovepipe, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Salt Creek, and the list goes on and on). It was a bit warm hovering in the mid to high 90s every day. A bit warm for us but we managed. It just meant early morning hikes!
The fuel was a bit expensive so we did NOT fill up our motorhome. But we did have to fill the toad quite a few times, OUCH!. Head over to Beatty, Nevada for fuel.
The Furnace Creek Visitors Center did offer Wi-Fi (not advertised) but they only turn it on from 10am-3pm M-F. Then your only option is going to Furnace Creek Ranch and paying for Wi-Fi with a guest pass. The ranch does also provide guest passes for the pool and showers for $5 a day. We saw lots of tent’ers taking advantage of that deal.
And don’t forget to stop at Death Valley Junction for a bit of Amargosa Hotel and Opera House!
Campground: Furnace Creek Campground
Location: Death Valley National Park – California
Site: 68 and then site 39 (due to reservation availability last fall)
Comments: Nice campground with great views. Site 39 had the sewer hookup in the back instead of the side so we didn’t hook up until we left. We just had to angle the RV to try and get it to the sewer line. A bit strange. Furnace Creek Campground is laid out like a campground whereas the nearby Sunset Campground is basically a parking lot. Texas Springs Campground, up the hill a bit, looked quite nice but only a few sites looked like they could handle big rigs. Other options would be further away so it just depends on where you plan to tour every day.