Trailer Camping Near Death Valley National Park
December 12, 2011
Filed under National Parks
Despite the name, Death Valley National Park is a thriving destination for trailer campers.
The largest U.S. park in the lower 48 states and the sixth largest of all 50 offers vast landscapes, wonderfully clear night skies, diverse geological features, historic sites and a wide range of desert animals and plants. Death Valley National Park is open year round. However, it is often thought of as a winter park because of the searing heat during the summer. Spring time is also very popular since the weather remains tolerable and all the beautiful wild flowers are blooming in the desert.
Snowbirds can escape the northern chill to find temperatures down 50 and 80 from November to March. But spring brings heat with the wildflowers. Temperatures reach 85 degrees regularly and summer is simply sweltering, with temperatures around 115 degrees. Death Valley is so hot and dry primarily because of its location, shape and depth. Four separate mountain ranges stand between the Valley and ocean, and with each mountain range weather passes through, the less water there is for the Valley.
In the right season, the Death Valley National Park has plenty to offer. From hiking and mountain biking to bird watching and many ranger lead programs, there is something for everyone. To fully enjoy everything the park has to offer, it’s best to have at least a few days to spend. The wild park allows for many excellent hikes and biking trips.
The park charges a $20 fee to enter the park, which is good for 7 days. An annual pass for Death Valley National Park is $40, while a national annual pass that gets you into most national parks is $80.
To locate a campground nearby, visit one of these California campgrounds.