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Nestled between the border of California and Nevada, Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the lower 48 states. It features over three million acres of designated wilderness and hundreds of miles of backcountry roads.
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Its dry, desert environment contains a diverse range of valleys, mountains, canyons, salt-flats, sand dunes, and badlands. Additionally, it is famous for being the hottest, driest and lowest of the national parks in the United States.
The region also has an important past, as it’s believed numerous Native American groups inhabited the area from as early as 7000 BC. Speaking of history, the oldest rocks within the national park are at least 1.7 billion years old.
Things to Do in Death Valley National Park
This national park is a hiker’s paradise, as there’s a long list of hiking trails ranging from easy, moderate, and hard.
The Harmony Borax Works trek is one of the easiest in the park, plus it’s a great way to learn about Death Valley’s intriguing past before you set foot further into the region. It’s just a 30 minute round trip and like most of the trails within the national park, it contains spaces large enough for RV and bus access.
The Badwater Salt Flat walk takes you across a breath-taking salt flat covering over 200 square miles (322km) of the valley. This entirely flat trek is actually the lowest point in North America! Don’t be put-off by its size though, as you are welcome to turn back at any stage of your hike.
The trek to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes is another popular walk within the national park. Despite there being seven sets of dunes in Death Valley, these ones are both easily accessible and the most iconic!
You can view the full list of hikes on the Death Valley National Park website.
Biking & Mountain Biking
Bicycle lovers rejoice, because both biking and mountain biking is allowed within the national park on all park roads that are open to public vehicular traffic. Bicycles, however, are not permitted on trails, in the wilderness, on closed roads, service roads, or off roadways.
The park website also provides a list of recommended routes for bicycle and mountain bicycle riders.
Death Valley National Park is also a popular destination among birdwatching enthusiasts, as its diverse climate and vegetation offers homes to a variety of bird species.
There are a number of bird viewing platforms and ideal locations for birdwatchers scattered throughout the park. These include Saratoga Spring, Furnace Creek Ranch, Scotty’s Castle, Wildrose, and High Panamints.
Woodpeckers, owls, finches, warblers, wrens, and hummingbirds are just some of the species on the national park’s very lengthy list of sighted birds.
Park rangers run daily programs within the national park between the months November to March. Whether it’s a Golden Canyon Walk, an information session on the Mesquite Flat Dunes, an exploration of Death Valley below sea level, or a look at the history of the Harmony Borax Works – there’s something for everyone!
You can view the full schedule of guided tours via the park’s website.
Scotty's Castle & Visitor Center
You might not expect to find a lavish castle in the middle of the desert, but this Spanish-style mansion built in the 1920s and '30s offers hours of entertainment for both children and adults.
There’s a museum and bookstore located in the Visitor Center on-site, plus visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its underground tunnels.
Tourists flock to this museum to gain an in-depth understanding of the history of borax in Death Valley. The privately-owned museum (located in the Furnace Creek Ranch) also has a collection of minerals on display, as well as examples of transportation and mining equipment.
RV Parks in Death Valley National Park
Thankfully, there’s a wide array of RV-friendly campgrounds available to park your Death Valley National Park RV rental.
Furnace Creek is the most popular campground as it’s available all year round. Offering 136 sites with access to water, tables, fire pits, toilets, and a dump station, it’s a great choice of accommodation. Hookup rates for RVers is $36 per site, per day, or $25 with a lifetime pass.
Other campgrounds containing facilities catered towards RVers are the Sunset, Texas Springs, Stovepipe Wells, and Mesquite Spring campgrounds. Please note that these areas are closed during different periods of the year and rates start at just $7 per site, per day with a lifetime pass. Sites are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore reservations are not permitted.
As mentioned before, there are also very few privately-owned RV parks in Death Valley National Park that you can stop at during your trip. Panamint Springs Resort is the most well-known example of this and it’s conveniently located on Highway 190, which runs through Death Valley.
Fiddler’s Campground is another privately-owned site, offering 35 sites to self-contained RVs only, as there are no water or toilet facilities. It’s adjacent to the park visitor center, however, and offers both free wi-fi access and a swimming pool just a short stroll away.
Death Valley National Park RV Rental
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to California or Nevada, there are plenty of Death Valley National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.
Rent an RV Near Death Valley National Park
Want to rent an RV near Death Valley National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of California and Nevada through RVshare, including motorhomes for rent within as little as 57.3 miles from Death Valley National Park.
RV Rental Prices in Death Valley National Park
RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Death Valley National Park, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.
Death Valley National Park RV Rental Rates
With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Death Valley National Park starting at as little as $25 per night. The total cost of a Death Valley National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).
Don’t forget to also factor in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Death Valley National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!
One Way RV Rental to Death Valley National Park
Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Death Valley National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.