Mahogany Flat

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, California

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Mahogany Flat


  • The entrance to Mahogany Flat Campground.- Mahogany Flat
  • Afternoon views from one of the 10 ridgeline sites.- Mahogany Flat
  • Looking down toward Badwater Basin from one of the sites.- Mahogany Flat
  • Views from the end of the entry road, looking across to Wildrose Peak and down Wildrose Canyon.- Mahogany Flat
  • Generous site spaces.- Mahogany Flat
  • Each site includes a table with chairs and a fire pit.- Mahogany Flat
  • Sites are situated between trees to give some shade and enough privacy.- Mahogany Flat
  • Views from the tent into Badwater Basin.- Mahogany Flat
  • Mahogany Flat Campground, Death Valley National Park.- Mahogany Flat
  • Vault toilets in Mahogany Campground, Death Valley National Park.- Mahogany Flat
  • Typical campsite in Mahogany Flat Campground, Death Valley National Park.- Mahogany Flat
  • Views from Mahogany Flat Campground, Death Valley National Park.- Mahogany Flat
  • The sites furthest from the entrance also have nice views across to Wildrose Peak and down to the Charcoal Kilns.- Mahogany Flat
  • Late twilight high cloud over the silhouette of Rogers Peak.- Mahogany Flat
  • Pre-dawn views.- Mahogany Flat
Overview + Weather
Stunning views and scenery. Wildlife viewing.
Access road requires high-clearance four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. No water. Closed with snowfall.
Death Valley, CA
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Rarely full
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Open from: 
March 01 to November 30
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Total number of sites: 
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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At the end of Death Valley National Park's highest road you'll find the Mahogany Flat Campground. This rustic camp setting offers simple and undeniably scenic sites for those looking to experience the high mountains of Death Valley.

The campground is accessed via the western side of the Panamint Range. Navigate the tricky access road past the Charcoal Kilns and Wildrose Peak Trailhead in a high-clearance vehicle as the last mile is steep and often rocky and heavily rutted. Ten sites are nestled among the trees along the ridgeline. Each has glimpses or views into Death Valley and beyond into Nevada. Sites come with a picnic table and seats along with a firepit and ample parking space. There is a pit toilet and trash cans in the center of the campground, though there is no water available, either on tap or for filtration.

The campground is primarily used by hikers making the day-long trip along the Telescope Peak Trail, which starts across from the campground entrance. However, you needn't be an avid hiker to enjoy the location's leafy mountain setting, respite from the heat, and unique perspective of Death Valley.

The campground is at nearly 9,000 feet and it is generally closed in the cooler months when it receives snow. If you're considering visting in winter or spring, check with the National Park Service for road conditions and to confirm that the campground is open.

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