Overview of Lee Flat Joshua Tree Forest Backcountry Camping
Free backcountry camping permits for Death Valley National Park may be obtained online, or in person at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center or Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station during business hours.
Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101
Last Price Paid: $0
Reported by String on 2/6/2019
Pad Type dirt
Elevation 5,314 ft / 1,619 m
Max Stay 30
Tent Camping Yes
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“Great dispersed camping in a different part of Death Valley NP”
Lee Flat is described by the park as "the finest Joshua Tree forest in the park", and while it's not as dense as some found in Mojave National Preserve, it's still a magical place to camp.
Access is via the Saline Valley road, which is good-condition gravel to this point. [It becomes rougher as it climbs into the Nelson Mountains beyond.] One caveat: as of early 2019, there's a deep rut half a mile before reaching this campground - take care! The road is surprisingly busy, probably because of the access it provides to other areas of the park, but quiet at night.
The site itself is quite large (easily big enough for several rigs) and level-ish; we had no trouble getting level with just a bit of jockeying. There's a stone fire ring here but please don't use it; Death Valley doesn't allow campfires in the backcountry.
String would stay here again
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- dry camping
- recreation trail
Remote and Beautiful
Great site overall and good value
- Lesley E
Boondocking in Panamint Valley
Not worth the 3+ hours drive down a wash-boarded road.
- Dharma Dude
Great location and amenities
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