Furnace Creek Campground is in a central location in Death Valley National Park. It is popular for RV and group camping; tent sites are also available. A visitor center, bike path, hiking trails and an abandoned borax mine are nearby. Death Valley is one of the lowest areas of land on Earth; Furnace Creek is at an elevation of 196 ft. below sea level. The region is generally sunny, dry and clear throughout the year. Winter (November through March) is the park's peak season; temperatures are mild with occasional winter storms, and visitors should bring warm clothing and light or medium jackets. Summers are known for their extremely hot and dry conditions; temperatures can soar up to 120 degrees. Sun-protective clothing and a broad brimmed hat are recommended. Rainfall averages less than two inches per year. Furnace Creek is the only campground in the park that takes reservations. Weekends over the winter holidays and spring break book up early; visitors should consider weekday reservations if their desired weekend is full. Gathering firewood is not permitted in the park. In addition to the camping fee, there is an entrance fee of $25 per vehicle per seven days. This facility is on a first-come, first-served basis from mid-April through mid-October. The National Park Service reserves the right to reserve sites for management needs during the summer first-come/first-served time frame. Coyotes and ravens frequent this area; visitors should avoid leaving pets or food unattended. Power surges can occur at any electrical outlet, including RV electrical hookups. Campers are responsible for protecting their RVs and appliances from power surges. Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.