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Upcoming trip: TBA


There are a number of sleeping and eating options on this Natural History Trip. If you don't want to camp at the group site, nights should be booked from March 8th through the 11th.

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Tent Camping

CIR will reserve a group tent-camping site for everyone. If you'd like to join us, you will need to bring all of your own camping gear (tent, sleeping gear, etc.) and most of your own food. We will supply stoves, pots and pans for your use, ice will be available at the campground, and we will prepare one group dinner at Furnace Creek campground. At Furnace Creek, the sites have water, flush toilets and tables; in addition, access to showers, a pool, restaurants, and a small store are nearby.


RV Camping

If you wish to stay in an RV, you'll need to make your own reservations for the trip duration. Furnace Creek has 136 campsites with drinking water, picnic tables, flush toilets and a dump station. RVs can get drinking water at the dump station, while tent campers can get it in the campground. Each site has either a campfire ring or grill. A campground host lives on the grounds during winter. Reservations can be made at

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Furnace Creek Ranch

For those looking for more comfortable accomodations, the Ranch at Death Valley offers accommodations in a casual setting. The Ranch offers quiet, recently refurbished rooms, a spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, and is adjacent to the National Park Service Visitor’s Center. The Ranch also offers two restaurants, a bar, and is the epicenter for numerous activities. It is a sister resort to the Inn at Death Valley which is available at a much higher cost.

Click here to book a room at the Ranch.