Winter Travel Idea – RV Camping in Death Valley!

Lake Badwater in Death Valley National Park

Lake Badwater in Death Valley National Park

Did you know the camping season opens at Death Valley National Park in autumn? With three million acres of one-of-a-kind wilderness, this national park on the California/Nevada border is one everyone should add to their winter RV camping itinerary.

Our readers may wonder “Why on earth would I want to camp in the desert?” The answer lies in the unique beauty of Death Valley. Immense salt flats, wide, rocky stretches populated by desert plants and animals and lush, unexpected oases are all a part of Death Valley.

And the history! The mysterious splendor of Scotty’s Castle, rising elegantly in Grapevine Canyon, is just one of the historic sites RV campers will remember from their visit to Death Valley National Park. When you come to Death Valley, you’ll also learn where the Timbisha Shoshone tribe makes their home, how Chinese mine workers left their influence and the role played by Japanese Americans interred in the Valley during World War II.

But how will you spend your time outdoors at Death Valley? Whether you love to hike rugged trails, photograph desert wildlife or bike Death Valley’s hundreds of miles of roadways, it’s sure to be a singular experience. Trails ranging from quiet desert strolls to backcountry wilderness routes wind for hundreds of miles through the Valley.

Another spot RV travelers award high marks is Furnace Creek Resort, where the National Park Service operates an RV campground adjacent to a first-class desert resort. Visit the museum that tells the story of Furnace Creek’s role in the borax industry as you enjoy exceptional amenities in the middle of the desert. It’s also centrally located to area trails, natural wonders and historic points of interest.

Nearby Attractions for Death Valley Visitors
There’s enough to see and do at Death Valley National Park to fill your vacation days, but just in case you’re looking for a side trip or two, here are three suggestions:

  • Amargosa Opera House at the tiny town of Death Valley Junction offers a walk into the world of art and theater in a remarkable setting.
  • China Ranch Date Farm in Tecopa, CA is a lovely oasis in the Mojave Desert where visitors can tour the museum and farm, hike wonderfully scenic trails and purchase delicious California dates.
  • Tecopa Hot Springs Resort offers not only the benefits of a natural hot springs but an RV campground, easy access to Amargosa Gorge and Dummont Dunes and a fascinating arts community, as well.

Sounds like a great way to escape the cold of winter, doesn’t it? Death Valley RV campgrounds keep your trip affordable and the comfort of motorhome camping keeps your trip to the Mojave Desert enjoyable. You’ll find our El Monte RV Rentals office in Las Vegas, NV within a couple of hours’ drive of Death Valley Junction, eastern gateway to the national park. Come find why our readers rate Death Valley National Park an excellent venue for winter RV camping.

Picture credits: The picture of Lake Badwater is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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