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Overview of Thorndike Campground

First-come, first-served sites. Accessible to high clearance vehicles (no longer than 25 ft. long), and 4x4 may be necessary.

Number of Sites 6

Open Seasonally Mid-April - Dec.

Elevation 7,513 ft / 2,289 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Thorndike Campground

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 760-786-3200

Greg Krische asked on 2/22/2022

Would a 27’ trailer fit at Thorndike Campground? Thanks!

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Reviews of Thorndike Campground 1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality
8 reviews
“Pine Tree Camping in DVNP”

Reviewed 5/15/2021

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

If you want to stay away from the crowds, then this might be the spot for you. Pinyon pine and juniper hills, with dirt road access. Only a few camp sites: picnic tables and fire rings. The coolest attraction around here are the Charcoal Kilns - less than a mile hike down the road.

SNOW is possible at this location. NPS web site says ** Accessible to high clearance vehicles no longer than 25 feet. 4-wheel drive may be necessary. AND open late spring through fall.

At the end of the road is the hiking trail to Telescope Peak ( the only place you can see both the highest and lowest points in the USA)

Site Quality

danamite would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

26' Black Series HQ19
Ford F250 Super Duty
6 reviews

noted 1/2/2022

We drove our 26' Black Series trailer up the road leading to the campground on December 29 and found that the gate to the campground was closed. There was snow and ice on the road leading to the campground. Make sure to check with the park service for information on campground closures. We ended up staying overnight at the turnout at the end of the paved road. It was a beautiful place to spend the night, but I wish we had been able to make it to the campground.

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Subaru SAABaru 92-X AWD
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Thorndike Campground | Total Escape Outside

Beyond the Wildrose Canyon and the charcoal kilns of west Death Valley NP, the high desert dirt road becomes rougher and steeper. Among junipers and pinyon pines sits this remote high-...

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets
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