In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
If you choose to camp in this beautiful land of extremes, there are 9 National Park Service campgrounds to choose from (though some are seasonally closed). Furnace Creek Campground is the only campground in the park that is reservable - all others are first-come, first-serve. Furnace Creek is also the only NPS campground that has hookup sites and designated group sites. It is highly recommended that you make a reservation if you want to stay in Furnace Creek during the reservation window (October 15 - April 15) - there are rarely sites available until the first-come, first-serve season. Please visit our website to help you with trip planning and to check out all of our camping options: www.nps.gov/deva