The center of this weeklong car camping adventure is a private oasis in the Mojave Desert, just outside Death Valley National Park. We camp near the Amargosa River with the quaint and quirky Tecopa Hot Springs not far away. Here Willow Creek bubbles to the surface, attracting a plethora of wildlife. 
On day trips, we head north into Death Valley, the Kingston Range and surrounding wild lands where the names say it all: Badwater, Dante’s View, Furnace Creek. Exploring on foot and by car, we’ll see eerie tree yucca forests, rugged mountain islands, chuckwallas, coyotes, roadrunners, and abundant desert wildflowers. In the evenings, we cook together and eat around the campfire, stargaze, and take a night hike into the Badlands. This is one my favorite outings, and I have done it every year since 1982. Sign up soon: this trip usually fills immediately.

Dates: March 24 to 30, 2019
March 31 to April 6, 2019

Cost : $550 per person



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February 18, 2015