Those of you that have followed this blog over the years know my preferred cost for a campsite is free.
However, free campsites are not always conveniently located near the places I want to visit, so when I do pay for a space, I like a campground that offers real value for the dollar.
Such is the case with the Fiddlers’ Campground operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts in the heart of Death Valley National Park.
For just $24 per night, you get a campsite just a short walk from the National Park visitor center, near some of the park’s most iconic locations, and full guest privileges to the neighboring Oasis at Death Valley (formerly Furnace Creek Ranch) Resort.
Some of the amenities available to campground guests include the resort’s natural spring-fed swimming pool, shower facility, coin-operated laundry, wireless internet, and sports courts including a tennis court, shuffleboard, volleyball, bocce ball, and basketball court.
Directly adjacent to the campground is Furnace Creek Golf Course, for those who want to golf the lowest elevation course in the world. Here the concessionaire promises, “At 214 feet below sea level, we can confidently guarantee you will play your lowest round ever!”
In fact, at $24 per night, you may want to treat yourself (golfer or not) to a meal at the 19th hole where the burgers and view can’t be beaten!
Visiting Fiddlers’ Campground
- Fiddlers’ Campground is located south of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center immediately behind the fuel station. You will find the entrance at N36° 27.595 W116° 51.975
- When booking a space, ask for a campsite along the south side where the shade trees are located.
- Quiet hours are 11 p.m. – 7 a.m., but generators may be run all night.
For more information on Fiddlers’ Campground, click here.
Getting the most bang for the buck, just another adventure in RVing!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
No electricity in the campground???
Dave Helgeson - Adventures in RVing says
Nope, that is why they allow generators to run round the clock.
Thomas Bodin says
So, silly. They call it quiet hours and allow generators run all night.
Ron Aikins says
Not really. A/C is definitely needed in DV summers. The hum of generators is not as disruptive as late night parties, etc. Generator-free areas are available elsewhere.
James M Werner says
Great I love Furnace creek
Tara Nix says
We only go to DV in the winter. Don’t need the a/c. Would much rather park across the street in the Sunset Campground for $7 (with senior pass) than take the chance of having to listen to generators all night. Better sunrise/sunset views too….. if you park in the right location/direction. Don’t need any of the resort amenities.
Rog St Pierre says
Any services at Sunset CG?
Robert Wilson says
No it’s a big parking lot really just flush toilets
Robert Wilson says
The pool and shower facilities are currently closed. I believe for renovations