Furnace Creek Ranch Resort, Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek, California

Furnace Creek Ranch is one of nine campgrounds found within Death Valley National Park, and one of only two campgrounds that allows reservations, which can be necessary during the peak park times of winter and spring. Centrally located in the park, Furnace Creek Ranch offers the most amenities of any campground in the park, however it lacks views and spacious sites. If you are looking for a park with hookups, then this is the place you want to park for your stay, as each site offers water, electric and sewer hookups. Sites are
pretty close together and offer little to no privacy from neighbors, although shrubbery surrounds most of the camp and prevents vistas. Sites are dirt and rocky, and we found leveling to be a challenge here, even with automatic leveling jacks. Most sites are occupied by what appear to be full-timers or snowbirds. At the Ranch you will find a host of entertainment and amenities, including: The Borax Museum, the Death Valley NP Visitor's Center, two restaurants, a saloon, bike rentals, common campfire pits, a gift shop/convenience market, laundry facilities and a golf course. A gas station is just adjacent to the Ranch. Just across the road you will find one of the National Park campgrounds, Sunset, which we found to be a better option if views are what you're looking for and you can camp comfortably without hookups. Also, the lighting of this resort makes it slightly more difficult to enjoy the night skies that are designated as an International Dark Sky Park. The Inn and Furnace Creek, Furnace Creek Campground, a dump station and several park trail heads are within a few miles of camp.

Good Sites: None
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: At each Site
Dump within Facility: At each Site