The Pads


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Highway 190 Death Valley, CA 92328

GPS: 36.3391, -116.5996

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Overview of The Pads

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type mixed

Elevation 3,018 ft / 919 m

Tent Camping Yes

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delayed onset rving asked on 9/9/2022

Does anyone know if the Pads are open? Last report is from 6/22 that they were, but Google maps shows a temporary cl...

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Rachel Glynn asked on 4/17/2022

Would anyone recommend this spot if you are NOT camping in an RV? We will just be in a large SUV. Mainly concerned ab...

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wade asked on 3/17/2022

Does anyone have old pictures of what the pads looked like before closing?

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Poppi G asked on 1/23/2021

I am planning to stay at The Pads the first weekend of February. I understand that during the current stay at home or...

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J Novaes asked on 1/4/2021

Any locations nearby for potable water and dump station?

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Reviews of The Pads 42 people have reviewed this location.

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • pets


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