Wildrose Campground’s location on the Western end of the park makes it a bit out of the way for most visitors, maybe that’s why it’s free? Wildrose sites feature…
About Wildrose Campground
If you’re taking a multi-day camping trip to Death Valley then Wildrose Campground deserves consideration. It’s location on a Western end of the park makes it a bit out of the way for most visitors, maybe that’s why it’s free? As compared to most camp sites in the park, Wildrose sites feature vegetation and considerably more distance between neighbors along with fire pits & picnic tables.
Although the park is attempting to remove all of the burros from the park as they are not native to Death Valley, some can still be seen from this campground and general area. Burros are the largest animals in Death Valley National Park.
Down the road from Wildrose Campground are the charcoal kilns, and the trailhead to Bennett & Telescope Peaks which offer some of the best views in the entire park. Depending on the time of year snow can be found on the trail. Also nearby is Surprise Canyon which features a creek with several small waterfalls and a surprising amount of vegetation.
The closest convenience store and fuel is in Panamint Springs which is 45mins driving distance away.
Fire pits, picnic tables, pit toilets,
Wildrose Campground is open year-round and is located at a higher elevation than the campgrounds in valleys making it a cooler option. For the most up to date info on Wildrose Campground be sure to visit: the official national park page