Mesquite Springs Campground

Mesquite Springs Campground located near Scotty's Castle in Death Valley
Mesquite Springs Campground located near Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley

Mesquite Springs is a campground in Death Valley National Park, Located just a few short miles from Scottys castle. Mesquite springs offers a nice refuge for the traveler. Not far from the main north – south highway running the length of Death valley.

Airing up the tires from our trip to the Racetrack

The campground is typically open all year round and cooler than Furnace Creek. There is a small fee to stay here, but well worth it to stay in this little oasis. There may be a campground host, but you should not count on this for your planning with regards to firewood. There is little undergrowth, so you do feel a little exposed to your neighbor.

Typically a quiet little outpost used by campers who want access to the northern section of the national park. Mesquite Springs offers a great launching point for the northern dunes, racetrack valley, Ubehebe Crater and parts beyond.

A typical campsite at Mesquite Springs, Death Valley National Park
A typical campsite at Mesquite Springs, Death Valley National Park

This is a great place to enjoy your beer and smores in the evenings while the Kangaroo Rats play around your feet. The remote area and dark skies allow for great star viewing.

Never let anyone tell you it does not rain in Death Valley.
Never let anyone tell you it does not rain in Death Valley.

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