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.
Last Price Paid: $0
Reported by danamite on 5/15/2021
Number of Sites 6
Open Seasonally Mid-April - Dec.
Elevation 7,513 ft / 2,289 m
Tent Camping Yes
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Reviews of Thorndike Campground 1 person has reviewed this location.
“Pine Tree Camping in DVNP”
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)
danamite would stay here again
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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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- dry camping
- fire ring
- picnic table
- restrooms: vault
Cool Camping @ 8000' elevation
Quiet and cold in December
Enormous lot, great spot to drop a trailer while exploring the Death Valley area.
Remote, beautiful, free
Boondocking in Panamint Valley
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