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Old 06-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Death Valley - Furnace Creek Campground

went to campgeoundphotos.com and they mentioned that some of the campsites now have electric power and showed pictures of the site with the gray electrical box in place, however when looking at the NPS web page and talking with the resveration people for the NPS they don't show any sites with electric at Furnace Creek. Anyone there last winter and know if they have power or not?
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I don't believe there are any electric hookups at Furnace Creek, however at Stovepipe Wells which is in the park they have a limited # of electric hookups. For electric hookups I believe they charge $30.00 per night there are 10 to 15 electric sites they seemed to be on a 1st come basis, they also have a large dry camping area at Stovepipe Wells.
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Agreed. . . Unless recently changed... the only electric hookups are at Stovepipe Wells and it's run by a concessioner.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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You can see why we are thinkng they added electric, but can't get anyone from the NPS to answer the question
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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I live in the closest real town to Death Valley - there was a note in the local paper that they were upgrading the campgrounds. Wy not call the visitor center?
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I read about improvements to the campground back in April. And they could decide how much to charge for them.

Death Valley National Park Proposes Fee Changes at Furnace Creek Campground - Death Valley National Park
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Thanks all. Tryed to call visitor center and just got recording to call the gov resveration number that did not know about any sites with electric.

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Interesting...things HAVE changed. In the above link it states 19 full hookup sites and they were proposing a $30 fee and wanted feedback. However, it also stated that there would be a proposed $9.00 discount for Senior Access holders. Aren't "Senior Access" passes only issued to those with a disability? I'm wondering if those sites are only for the disabled. Strange..... Also, at the end of the link it gives a name of Traci Kolc and her phone #760-786-3249. You might try calling her direct. Odd that the park itself has not given you a full answer. Good luck!
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Senior Access pass is for anyone over 62 for $10 and it's a lifetime pass. Now only have to wait until I'm 62, come on Oct!
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Senior Access pass is for anyone over 62 for $10 and it's a lifetime pass. Now only have to wait until I'm 62, come on Oct!
There used to be a "Golden Access" pass for handicapped people, I've had one for many, many years as it wasn't age limited. Now that I'm 66 I guess it doesn't matter.
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I'm thinking they had electric the last time we were there. We dry camped across the road but did a walk through and I'm certain the guard said they had electric in a few sites.
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We stayed at the Furnace Creek Resort and they had plenty of full hookups. I don't think the park camping had any hookups. Call the resort at FC and make reservations, they must have had 30 spots available.
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Got a hold of Traci at Death Valley NPS today and she confirmed that they added 19 full hookup sites at Furnace Creek Campground, however they have not up dated the web site as of yet. Power to the 19 sites will be turned on 15 Oct 2013 for the next season.

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Death Valley Furnance Creek Camprgound

We were there Oct. 2012 and had water and sewer. The grey boxes were in for electricity but not operational. Apparently they needed regulation approval for how much to charge based on nearby campgrounds & what they charge (right). Anyway, campground to close in April & reopen in October, thus this is when they are finalizing electricity...is my understanding. Hope so because we booked 2 weeks. Have been going for 25 years and what a plus just to even have partial hookups. The hookup are not available at all sites. Enjoy your visit.
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