Death Valley Photographers Guide

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ISBN 978-0984641505
7" x 9"
114 pages
102 color photographs
5 maps
Over 60 locations

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Death Valley lodging

Accommodations in Death Valley National Park range from basic motel rooms at Panamint Springs and Stovepipe Wells Village to the mid-range Furnace Creek Ranch and the more upscale Furnace Creek Inn. Stores, restaurants, and gas stations are located in the park at Panamint Springs, Stovepipe Wells Village, and Furnace Creek.

Outside the park, a full range of services can be found at Baker, Shoshone, Beatty, and other towns.

Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch
Furnace Creek Inn is Death Valley's luxury hotel and resort, originally built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the 1920s. Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, and even a golf course. Furnace Creek Ranch offers more down-to-earth (and more affordable) accommodations, with 224 motel rooms and cabins. Stores, restaurants, and a gas station are located within the complex.

Panamint Springs Resort
Panamint Springs offers a 15-room motel, tent campground, and RV hookups, along with a gas station, store, and restaurant.

Stovepipe Wells Village
Recently renovated and under new management, Stovepipe Wells has 83 motel rooms plus a swimming pool, general store, gift shop, restaurant, and gas station.


For those who prefer to stay closer to nature, several campgrounds are available in the park, at elevations ranging from below sea level to over 8,000 feet. In addition, backcountry camping is permitted along many of the park's four-wheel-drive roads. Make sure you check at the Visitor Center or online for current camping restrictions and reservations. Your choice of where to camp may depend on the time of year and your tolerance for extreme temperatures.

Campground Season Elevation Fee Sites Water Tables Firepits Toilets Dump Station
Furnace Creek all year -196' $18** 136 yes yes yes flush yes
Sunset Oct-Apr -196' $12 270 yes no no flush yes
Texas Spring Oct-Apr sea level $14 92 yes yes yes flush yes
Stovepipe Wells Oct-Apr sea level $12 190 yes some some flush yes
Mesquite Spring all year 1800' $12 30 yes yes yes flush yes
Emigrant (tents only) all year 2100' free 10 yes yes no flush no
Wildrose all year 4100' free 23 yes yes yes pit no
Thorndike* Mar-Nov 7400' free 6 no yes yes pit no
Mahogany Flat* Mar-Nov 8200' free 10 no yes yes pit no
* Accessible to high clearance vehicles only. 4-wheel drive may be necessary.
** Furnace Creek Campground fee changes to $12 per night from mid-April to mid-October.
Source: National Park Service 2013