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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    South Central Orange County

    Default Best campground in Death Valley for mid-April?

    This is my first time camping inside the park, so I'd like to know which campground would be best for familes that are tent camping.

    In mid-April will the valley floor (e.g. Furnace Creek or Texas Spring) be too hot? Or will Wild Rose be too cold?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    My last visit there fell during November several years ago and found the temperatures to be very pleasant for camping (we actually got rained on). I suspect you'd most likely find the same thing in April under normal conditions.

    We either stayed at Texas Spring or Sunset, I can't remember specifically which one, but I found the conditions to be pretty nice for tent camping. Obviously, its desert camping, so there's not a lot to block the sites from each other. I also remember the slightly unusual electronic self-registration computer/kiosk simply because it was a different.

    Wild Rose is up at 4,000 feet and I would be a little concerned about the temperatures overnight. I haven't camped there specifically, but I've camped in the Sequoia Forest at roughly that elevation in the middle of July and have woken up to a chill, so I'd want to have solid 3 season gear before going with that option.

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