After driving us 50 across NV this spot was a great place for a good nights sleep. Camped here while driving to visit family in CO and wish I had more time to explore the hiking. I had a friend who was a NPS ranger at this park who couldn’t recommend it enough and had to check it out. Definitely worth the stop. My campsite was near the creek with a picnic table and fire ring. It was pretty standard for a campground though the park it’s in is awesome. Drove up to check out the views of wheeler peak before driving on to CO.
I stayed here twice during a visit to Yosemite. The first time was at the beginning of my trip and i was backpacking out the next morning. I took the shuttle from Yosemite Valley where I parked and left my car and utilized one of the backpackers campsites towards the back (first come first serve but you need a wilderness permit to stay at these). The spot I was at (#40) backed up to large rocks and was quite nice. It was close to a creek and there was some firewood you could collect (though people at this campground were hoarding firewood like the apocolypse was coming). After my backpacking trip I extended my stay in Yosemite to hike the Mist trail and stayed here another night. This night I grabbed site 39. The camp was loud and crowded. There were many people making large bonfires that seemed dangerously uncontrolled. At some point in the vening I used the restroom and there were people smoking what appeared to be meth in the mens room at which point I felt very unsafe. I made it through the night without more problems but was happy to leave the next day. I would never expect such issues with a NPS campground, but this one is on the outskirts. If possible choose another campsite for your visit as this one does not have the NPS ranger staffing it clearly needs.
Camped here Sept 2014 with a large group of friends in the group site. The bathrooms were close and clean. The group site was near the road used to reach the beach but traffic wasn’t a problem. The beach was really close which was nice for an evening stroll. The group site was large enough with multiple picnic tables and a large square fire ring/bbq. Beautiful spot in a beautiful part of the coast.
I’ve stayed here every year for the past four years as part of a class studying Mojave Desert Ecology generally the last Friday in May. ¾ years it’s been very windy though this past year it wasn’t. The temperatures can also be quite hot. Sleeping off the ground or in a tent is a must as we catch lots of sidewinders and scorpions every year in the campsite. The showers are ok as are the bathrooms. The sites have picnic tables and fire rings and are close to each other. I’ve always been at the group site which is more spacious. The campground has a nice view of Panamint valley and mountains to the east. It’s kind of far from Death Valley’s Furnace Creek and Badwater locations but Darwin Falls in close by and a really awesome half-day hike
I’ve stayed here every year for the past three years as part of a class studying Mojave Desert Ecology generally the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It can be windy and hot that time of year. There is lots of wildlife and the geology seems neat. There are pit toilets, no showers some shade structures which are newish. It’s a good pretty campsite not far from I-15 and close to other areas of Mojave Natl Preserve.