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Eureka Dunes Primitive Campground — Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park

Remote campground at the base of Eureka Dunes (the tallest sand dunes in California and home to several endemic plant species). This campground is located at 2,880ft and is only accessible to high-clearance vehicles. Please drive only on existing roads and tread lightly on the dunes to protect this fragile and unique environment.

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Location

Eureka Dunes Primitive Campground — Death Valley National Park is located in California

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Directions

Off of CA190 at the junction for Scotty___s Castle road, travel north thirty-eight (38) miles and take a right on unpaved Big Pine road. Travel thirty-four (34) miles on Big Pine road and take a left on South Eureka Valley Road. Travel ten (10) miles south to Eureka Dune dry camp.

Coordinates

37.112 N
117.6809 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Alcohol

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3 Reviews

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Reviewed Mar. 20, 2024

On the way to nowhere

Spacious, out of the way site with incredible desert views and night skies. Access was easy in March ‘24 with maybe 10 miles of well graded gravel following an easy, mostly paved approach on Big Pine road. Dry, shadeless, remote, with maybe 5 groups camped along a mile of track.

Climb the dune, but try to avoid stepping on the plants holding it together. The views from the top are worth it. When I was there a few military jets flew low up the valley — continued access for training was evidently part of the deal for adding this valley to the park.

One bar of very intermittent AT&T service I would not rely on. There is one pit toilet. Bring everything else, including toilet paper.

Site10 feet off the side of the road, 1/4 mile past the poop shack.
Month of VisitApril
James N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2023

It's Not the End of the World, but you can see if from here

(My visit was in Feb. 2020) I drove in from Big Pine, it's not that bad of a drive, if you like rough roads. The drive in is no where nearly as bad as the road to the Racetrack. There are no facilities here, nothing, nada, zip, so be prepared. You are on your own as cell service is limited to nonexistent. The campsites are along the road so you can drive right up to the site. There are a few sites picnic tables and fire rings (BYOW).

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Amy and Alan R.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2019

The back of beyond!

If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Down another 25+ mile dirt road, at the foot of the dunes, there are a few large parking areas to set up camp and a pit toilet. You must bring everything else with you. I wouldn’t recommend anything larger than a teardrop trailer for camping. Most of the people had roof top tents or set up tents on the ground. It can get very cold here at night so be prepared, we visited in April and the night time temps dropped into the 20’s. There are other campgrounds in Death Valley that can accommodate large RV’s and trailers. There is little or no cellular service in the park and drones are not allowed. Stars were fabulous here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Eureka Dunes Primitive Campground — Death Valley National Park have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Eureka Dunes Primitive Campground — Death Valley National Park does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Eureka Dunes Primitive Campground — Death Valley National Park?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is good.