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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
WILDROSE CHARCOAL KILNS
WILDROSE CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 3615.966
LONGITUDE: W 11711.345
Elevation: 4175'
THORNDIKE CAMPGROUND
MAHOGANY CAMPGROUND
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley entrance fees are $20 per vehicle.
It is recommended to buy a National Parks Pass
Covers entrance fees to all National Parks and
most fees for National Forests and BLM Lands.
Valid one year from month of purchase.

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Notice the snow on the hillsides, behind
the Charcoal Kilns? How great was this...
from getting toasted like a marshmallow
to getting frozen.

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
Designed by Swiss engineers and built by
Chinese laborers in 1879, these kilns produced
charcoal for the Modock Mine smelter, about
30 miles west of here. The kilns closed after
only three years of use and they where abandoned
and left to decay. Because of their brief
life and remote location, these may be the best
preserved examples of charcoal kilns in the west.
In the spring of 1971 a team of Navajo
Indians from Arizona, repaired the Kilns
and they remain to this day in good condition.
There are ten Kilns in all, measuring 30-32
feet in diameter and 25 feet in height.
Workers filled the air-tight kilns with pinon
pine logs (relatively abundant in this area)
and fired them. The burning, which reduced
the wood to charcoal, took 6 to 8 days. Cooling
took another five days. Wagons the hauled the
charcoal to the Modock Mine smelter, where it
was used to extract gold, silver and lead from
the rich ore from Modock's mines.

View from campground
View from Wildrose Campground

Wildrose Campground
Wildrose Campground

Wildrose Campground
Wildrose Campground

Wildrose Campground
Wildrose Campground

WILDROSE CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 3615.966
LONGITUDE: W 11711.345
Elevation: 4175'
The campground is like a big parking
lot, but this is Death Valley and it's free.
Picnic tables(aluminum), metal firerings,
BBQ grills, outhouses, garbage and
recycle cans, and drinking water.

THORNDIKE CAMPGROUND
Picnic tables, firepits, and outhouse.
4x4 recommended
Elevation: 7400'
Season: March - Nov.

MAHOGANY CAMPGROUND
Picnic tables, firepits, and outhouse.
4x4 recommended
Elevation: 8200'
Season: March - Nov.

Death Valley
Death Valley...

Death Valley has incredible landscapes
and history....
MORE INFORMATION

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS:
Death Valley National Park
Campgrounds that charge a fee
FURNACE CREEK CAMPGROUND $18
TEXAS SPRING CAMPGROUND $14
SUNSET CAMPGROUND $12
MESQUITE CAMPGROUND $12
STOVEPIPE WELLS CAMPGROUND $12

DIRECTIONS:
From Hwy.190
(Between Panamint Springs and
Stovepipe Wells near Emigrant C.G.)
Turn south on Emigrant Canyon Road
Wildrose CG about 21 miles

From Ridgecrest take Hwy.178 north
About 50 miles stay right at the junction of
Paramint Valley Road and Trona-Wildrose Road.
Death Valley Boundary 3 miles
Wildrose Campground 9 1/2 miles
(Vehicles over 25' not allowed)

From Hwy.190 near Paramint Springs
Take Paramint Valley Road
Turn left on Trona-Wildrose Road
Willdrose Campground 9 1/2 miles
(Vehicles over 25' not allowed)

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Paved surfaces...
Mountain grades and curves

MILEAGE FROM WILDROSE C.G.
Trona 40 miles
Ridgecrest 62 miles
Lone Pine, CA xx miles
Stovepipe Wells 32 miles
Furnace Creek 57 miles
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns 6 miles

Skidoo Pipeline
Skidoo Pipeline
LATITUDE: N 3614.894
LONGITUDE: W 11707.995
On the road towards Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point

Artist Drive and Artist Palette
Artist Drive and Artist Palette

Dantes View
Dante's View
Spectacular view at more than 5000'
above the valley floor

20 Mule Team Road
20 Mule Team Road

There are several areas to camp in the
back country. You need to check if there
are any restrictions.

Saline Valley Warm Springs Sand Dunes
Saline Valley Warm Springs from
Sand Dunes on Saline Valley Road

SALINE VALLEY
Saline Valley Warm Springs and
Palm Hot Springs... be prepared
for nude people and such. Camp
areas around both the springs. The
springs are not shown on most maps.

Badwater Basin
Badwater Basin

BADWATER
Lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
at 282 feet below sea level. Extreme heat
in summer months. (Mount Whitney at
14,491 feet is the highest point in the lower
48 states and is only 100 miles to the west)

Northern Death Valley
Northwestern Death Valley

Highway 168
Highway 168, CA

Showers at Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Showers located in Big Pine, CA
Buy token at the Mobil Gas Station.
Cost $3.50 for 10 minutes.

Flowers in November
Flowers in November...
Trona-Wildrose Road south of Wildrose C.G.

Also see: ALABAMA HILLS
Also see: BAKER CREEK
Also see: BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST
Also see:
CHIMNEY PEAK
Also see:
CRAGGY WASH
Also see:
CROWLEY LAKE
Also see:
DEADMAN CAMPGROUND
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
JAWBONE ROAD
Also see:
KEYESVILLE ROAD
Also see:
LAKE ISABELLA
Also see:
LAKE MEAD / BONELLI BAY
Also see:
LAKE MEAD / BONELLI LANDING
Also see:
LAKE MEAD / GREG'S HIDEOUT
Also see:
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
Also see:
NEEDLE MOUNTAINS
Also see:
PEARCE FERRY CROSSING
Also see:
SHERMAN PASS ROAD
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL
Also see:
WALKER PASS

Old house in Keeler California
Old house in Keeler, CA

KEELER, CALIFORNIA
Photos from Keeler, CA
Located on Hwy.136
13 miles east from Lone Pine, CA

Rhyolite Ghost Town
Rhyolite Ghost Town

RHYOLITE GHOST TOWN
LATITUDE: N 3654.000
LONGITUDE: W 11649.755
Not actually in Death Valley National Park,
but included in most Tourist Guides..

Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney near Lone Pine, CA

Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Alabama Hills Recreation Area

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
There are hundreds of natural arches and
windows throughout the Alabama Hills.
Located west from Lone Pine, CA

Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain

SALVATION MOUNTAIN
Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain
Take Hwy.111 south to Niland, CA

Trona Pinnacles
Trona Pinnacles National Landmark
It's like being on a different planet or
in a horrible future.

TRONA PINNACLES
LATITUDE: N 3537.075
LONGITUDE: W 11722.314
Since you are in the area, it is worth
to check out Trona Pinnacles.

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

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TOURIST PHOTOS

Camped here 2003
Camped here 2004
Camped here 2005
Camped here 2006
Camped here March 15, 2009
The campground was almost at capacity.
Most everybody was friendly...
There was still snow in the mountains
towards Wildrose Charcoal Kilns.


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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WILDROSE CHARCOAL KILNS
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK