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Panamint Springs Resort

40440 Highway 190 32 Miles West of Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California 92328 USA

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“Drink at Death's Door!”

Panamint Springs Resort is a small, rustic, western-style, resort located in beautiful Panamint Valley in Death Valley National Park that provides lodging, camping and RV services, a restaurant and bar, and a gas station with a well stocked general store.  Marvelous views of distant sand dunes and the soaring 11,000 foot high Panamint Mountains complete the setting for leisure dining and relaxation.  The resort is located at the western end of Death Valley National Park. Established in 1937 Panamint Springs in the 1950s Panamint Springs Resort was originally owned and operated by Buffalo Bill Cody’s cousin, Agnes Cody. The motel was opened in 1937 when the first toll road was constructed traversing the Panamint Valley.  A post office operated at Panamint Springs from 1940 to 1946.

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8 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.6 Access
4.1 Location
3.6 Cleanliness
3.7 Site Quality
4.1 Noise

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Verizon 5G

Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on February 23, 2022

AT&T 5G

Confirmed by 1 users | Last reported on February 23, 2022

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Confirmed by 1 users | Last reported on March 08, 2024

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Reviewed by
annagega

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
January 24, 2015
Rated 1.0

Do not stay here. Extremely dirty place. I couldn't brave the filthy shower.

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Campendium

February 16, 2015
Rated

I'll write a sandwich critique of this place.

Good: Full hookups and a dump station. Shade available. Well-stocked general store diagonal from location, restaurant across the street. Clean showers.

Bad: Showers have low water pressure. Ground is made up of spiky rocks, not so great if you have a dog. They charge $5 extra per pet, ugh. Fighter jets fly overhead on occasion. Location is not very close to the national park, so it helps to do some pre-research if you want to explore the area. Grounds are old. Campground sort of crowded.

Good: They seem to be doing the best they can with limited resources. But $40 for that campsite with a dog--whew.

Neutral: Dump station has a thick skin of water protecting it, making it look full when it actually isn't.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 13

5 Access
3 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
2 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 29, 2020
Rated

We stayed on 10/26/20. Nice setting and clean. Showers and bathroom block need some updating but clean. Great views. They have their own wifi which works fine but not available we found at back of camp.
Great value for $10 and friendly reception at gas station / shop, where you have to register and pay.

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Nightly Rate: $10.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 27

RV Type: Other

5 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

February 16, 2021
Rated

Comfortable spot outside DV. Book in advance. Showers and toilets available no extra charge. No phone service. Wifi was down due to weather. Download beforehand. I would stay here again.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 29

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
JamuJoe

  • 21 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 23, 2022
Rated

This ‘resort’ is as rough and barren as Death Valley itself, although marred by rusted junk machinery and trash strewn about the surrounding area. The resort suffers from dire neglect. Large jagged rocks somewhat define uneven RV and tent sites, but are also scattered randomly. Unused irrigation tubes lie upon the surface near withering shrubs. At $60 for a full hookup, it is expensive, even given the remote location. The view over the desert to the mountains is striking, and the resort is quiet, save for late arrivals groping their way in after dark. No WiFi in the campground. No Verizon or ATT service. Stovepipe Wells is a much better camping option.

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Nightly Rate: $60.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 10

RV Length: 28 ft

RV Type: Travel Trailer

3 Access
3 Location
2 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Verizon

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Reviewed by
Stephanie

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 10, 2022
Rated

We enjoyed our stay at Panamint Springs, the view is gorgeous here. Must stop at the general store to sign in first. If you are arriving at night, you can easily miss the entrance to the RV park as the sign is not visible and the road into the park looks like it's an off-road entrance. The restaurant has great food with a good selection of beers and wines. We ate there both days we stayed in the RV park and enjoyed everything we ordered. The staff at the restaurant was super friendly as well. The RV park is great if you want a place to relax and don't need the fancy amenities. There is no wifi or cell service at all. However, if you have AT&T and go half way up the hill towards Stovepipe, you can get a bit of service. I was able to send a message on the side of the road there. Another area for AT&T service is at the Father Crowley outlook. I didn't go there but heard there is service at that spot. Overall, we had a nice 2 night stay at Panamint.

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Stephanie would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $2.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 5

RV Length: 28 ft

RV Type: Travel Trailer

4 Access
4 Location
3 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

Reviewed by
AlanR1959

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 10, 2023
Rated

We stayed 3 nights just at the end of shoulder season. Weather was perfect in this quaint, beautiful area nestled just above Panamint Valley. Staff were friendly, breakfast burritos at the store were cheap, handmade fresh and superb, and the views from our full hookup site were heavenly. Bathrooms and showers were meh, but serviceable. Restaurant food was expensive and just ok, but the beer was cold and our waiter was friendly and efficient. The full moon rising over Telescope Peak was divine. We checked out all the RV friendly campsites in the park and would choose this one again. Just a 1/2 hour drive from Stovepipe Wells and an hour from the visitors center. Pro tip: Darwin Falls is just a short drive and hike from the campground and WORTH IT.

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AlanR1959 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 8

RV Length: 25 ft

RV Type: Travel Trailer

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
DENNIS LORIA

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 08, 2024
Rated

What a diamond in the desert. Campsite was fantastic, and the restaurant across the street was even better for our Valentines Day dinner. Loved it. The view from our site was incredible. Wished we had stayed a bit longer here in Panamint

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Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 10

RV Length: 33 ft

RV Type: Class A

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Panamint Springs Resort

40440 Highway 190 32 Miles West of Stovepipe Wells
Death Valley National Park
California
92328 USA
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