The striking wonder of hot deserts, rugged mountains, and mystifying salt flats await you on your RV getaway to Death Valley National Park. Straddling the California and Nevada border, this stunning landscape encompasses the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts. Death Valley National Park has several claims to fame. Not only is Death Valley the largest national park in the lower 48 states, but it’s also the hottest, driest, and lowest-elevation park.
Once home to Native Americans and miners, this breathtaking environment was the backdrop of an alien world when filming the original Star Wars. Death Valley isn't just a place to shoot movies, it's also a recreation destination. Many adventures await you in Death Valley, and an RV is one of the best ways to explore the park.
You can stop by the natural hot springs, gaze up at some of the world’s best starry night skies, or hike through the desert backcountry. When you get hungry, head to Furnace Creek to grab a bite to eat. Then spend the afternoon exploring the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, or get a taste of history at the Keane Wonder Mine. There are many natural attractions you can see right from the comfort of your RV, including the salt flats at Badwater Basin and the rocky terrain of Devil’s Golf Course. You won’t want to miss a sunrise panoramic view of the badlands at Zabriskie Point.
October through April is the most popular season to visit Death Valley since the temperature can skyrocket to over 120 degrees in the summer. However, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities all year long around all three-million acres of the park. Many of the must-see sites are RV-accessible, and there are several RV-friendly campgrounds to make sure you can rest up in comfort. Most of the campsites allow the use of generators during daytime hours, and you can stock up on food, gas, and supplies in Furnace Creek.
If you want to set your eyes on spectacular natural attractions you can’t see anywhere else in the world, an RV trip through Death Valley National Park is a must.