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Old 02-23-2020, 04:22 PM   #11
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Two suggestions here for off the grid camping in Death Valley, one with easy access, the other a bit more out of the way.Check the current regs, but generally in Death Valley NP so long as you are a mile off the main roads you can park your camper most anywhere.
Easy: On Hwy 190, about halfway between Furnace Creek Jct and the Park Entrance kiosk (opposite Twenty Mule Team Canyon), a gravel/dirt road heads NE toward Hole-in-the-Wall and Red Ampitheatre. After the first mile there are usually lots of folks camping along the road.
Out of the way:Take Badwater Road about 5 miles south of Furnace Creek, then another 10 miles south on West Side Road, then turn up Hanaupah Canyon Rd to the west. Drive up a few miles, but no need to drop into the canyon. Great views from there of Badwater Basin, the Amargosa Range, and the Panamint Mountains.

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The dirt road to hole in the wall in DV is pretty easily accessible, it follows the wash, there’s some nice spots tucked up right against the rocks not too far in.
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For boondocking sites, check campendium.com. You can search by location and type of camping.
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If you are heading down 395 in Death Valley an interesting stop is Manzanar. It was one of the camps we sent Japanese American's to during WWII. Pretty interesting and a quick stop. Could be done in an hour, depending on how much you read. Right off the road, and its free.
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If you are heading down 395 in Death Valley an interesting stop is Manzanar. It was one of the camps we sent Japanese American's to during WWII. Pretty interesting and a quick stop. Could be done in an hour, depending on how much you read. Right off the road, and its free.
I used to pass by Manzanar all the time but never stopped. Last Summer I did go to the Topaz Museum in western Utah, which is an excellent museum depicting life in the internment camp that was in the area.

http://www.topazmuseum.org/japanese-...nternment-camp


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In January I took Rt 54 as a way to cut from I-70 to I-40. It was a very nice display of Americana along the way. I didn't have the time to stop and explore, but I'd like to check it out again sometime. You can pick it up just before Amarillo, cut through Kansas and take it up to 70 just West of St. Louis.
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