Lee Flat Joshua Tree Forest Backcountry Camping

Death Valley National Park

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Saline Valley Rd. Death Valley, CA 92328 760-786-3200 Official Website

GPS: 36.4855, -117.6177

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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

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 5,314 ft / 1,619 m

Max Stay 30

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 2/6/2019
String
Lance 1121
Ford F-550
26 reviews
“Great dispersed camping in a different part of Death Valley NP”

Reviewed 2/6/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
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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.

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