Monday, December 2, 2013

Over Thanksgiving weekend we traveled to Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park. Furnace Creek campgrounds do have some full hook-up sites (recreation.gov). Though we stayed in a dry site. I wanted to take advantage of the dark sky's, so I took some long exposure pictures of the stars.


I also wanted to comment on 2 other campgrounds in Furnace Creek, these being Sunset campground and Texas Springs campground.


As you can see this is a big parking lot style campground that I am assuming never is completely filled. Bathrooms and water are available along with a dump station just outside the campground.




Texas Springs on the other hand is a very nice little campground just up the hill from Sunset CG.  I highly recommend this campground. Reservations are required for Texas Springs and well as Furnace Creek.

Boon-docking is available out side the park is a few areas but make for a long drive into the valley for sight seeings. The most notable is Dumont Dunes (http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/barstow/dumont.html). Another nice option that is the close is just out side Beatty NV. on the road to Titus Canyon right before you get to the cattle grates. 36.85910 -116.84620

Enjoy your trip!









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