Beginning Thursday, October 15, the Death Valley National Park is reopening most of its campgrounds including Texas Springs, Sunset, and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds.

The park’s 762 individual campsites are limited to no more than eight people and two vehicles. The park’s five group camps remain closed for now.

Reservations can be made for Furnace Creek Campground for October 15 through April 15. All other campgrounds are first-come, first-served only. Sunset Campground has 270 sites and rarely fills, even on holiday weekends.  Scotty’s Castle in closed for repairs until late 2021.

Good news on lodging, food, supplies, and gas. All are available within the park including at The Oasis at Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells Resort, and Panamint Springs Resort. The Natural History Association’s  bookstore at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center is also open.

(Photo courtesy of the Death Valley NP)