We had a great time on a short trip to Death Valley starting 3/24/22. We stayed in the lower section (we think it was 23) and found a nice semi-shaded area behind a bush at the back of the site. If you can find a shaded spot it can be super helpful as the heat was challenging. Unfortunately we hit a record high for march during our stay (104ºF).
We arrived on Thursday around 1 PM and had no problem finding a spot. The ones with good shade were taken though.
The hills just next to our camp site were a great place to watch one of the sunsets (see pictures) over furnace creek.
The bathrooms were clean and the water was both cold and had great pressure for hand washing and dishes (good to splash your face in the heat too). There are no showers.
The location of the site is a great base to explore death valley. You are right between Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, and the dunes to the north. Furnace Creek was also great for spending the hot afternoons. They have really good ice cream, a nice lawn to picnic on, and for us 4x level 2 EV chargers! We were worried about taking our model 3 from LA but the chargers were regularly open and helped us get enough charge to get back.
The highlight of our trip was a great hike (Golden Canyon - Gower Gulch loop) nearby. We did do some astro photography at zabriskie point the first night but the wind was not good up there (actually much better near the camp site).
If you can come when the heat is less this is a great spot.