Mesquite Spring Campground

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, California

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Mesquite Spring Campground

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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Moderately priced. Beautiful scenery.
Cons: 
Rocky ground.
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Alerts: 
Floods from a severe thunderstorm on October 18, 2015 have caused extensive damage to the roads accessing Scotty's Castle and to surrounding structures. Scotty's Castle is closed until further notice, as is Mesquite Campground.
Region:
Death Valley, CA
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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If you are looking to explore the northern quadrant of Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Spring Campground is a great location to set up for a base of operation. Not only is this campground close to the Grapevine Ranger Station, it's just minutes from Ubehebe Crater, Scotty's Castle, and the access road to the Racetrack Playa. Mesquite Spring is over 2,000 feet higher than Badwater Basin, which makes the temperature at this campground much cooler. The congestion is much lower than the Furnace Creek or Stovepipe Wells area campsites, as it is a little more off the beaten path. Furthermore, the views from here are nothing short of spectacular, making this one of the best campsites in the park.

Mesquite Spring has 30 campsites that can accommodate tents and RVs no longer than 35 feet. This facility has potable water, barbecue pits, a dump station, and flushing toilets. Individual campsites are sectioned off by rows of piled rock and are on a first-come, first-served basis with no reservations available. The pay box only accepts a credit card, so make sure to include yours in your travel pack. Modestly priced at $12 per night, Mesquite Spring is among the least expensive campgrounds in the park.

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