• Basecamp Outdoor Gear Team

Rent camping gear - Death Valley National Park

Updated: Sep 11

Renting camping gear for Death Valley National Park is easy and affordable. Forget about the lodges and hotels! There's no better way to escape civilization than by losing oneself in nature. Imagine how amazing the Milky Way will look from your tent while camping under the stars. Now you can save space in your luggage and simply rent outdoor gear for Death Valley National Park and the rest of your Southwest adventure.

view of salt flat with mountains in the background
Badwater from Dante's View - Death Valley National Park

Here are our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Death Valley National Park.


Rental camping gear for Death Valley National Park

Browse our rental camp packages and/or supplement your camping gear with individual outdoor rental items. You can hire tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping lanterns, camp furniture, coolers and other camp kitchen gear - anything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience at Death Valley National Park.


Specifically for Death Valley National Park, you should have plenty of emergency water and food. You'll find a water filling station at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, but if you're driving off the beaten path, it's best to fill up a 7G water jug prior to entering the park. A nice option is to rent a cooler for Death Valley so you can keep your water bottles, fruit, and sandwiches cold during the day.

In winter, we recommend renting a 3-season sleeping bag. Though the sun may blaze down on you during the day, nights will get deceivingly cold. Check the weather forecast prior to heading out. If temperatures fall to below 45°F, you'll appreciate a 3-season sleeping bag or consider investing in a sleeping bag liner.

Reserve your rental outdoor gear for Death Valley National Park through our website and pick up your items in our convenient location near Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Ending your trip in a different city? We offer one-way return shipping for most of our items!


Practical information for camping at Death Valley National Park

First and foremost, check out our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Death Valley National Park. Aside from that, here are a few more important things to know when staying overnight at Death Valley:

  • You can camp in Death Valley any time of year. In winter, camp below sea level near Furnace Creek. In summer, when it's too hot for sea level camping, opt for the higher elevations of the park, such as Wildrose Campground.

  • Bring at least 4 liters of drinking water per person per day. You can fill up at the visitor center, but it's best to be on the safe side and have your own water waiting in the car.

  • Even if just going on a day trip or one overnight, bring a cooler so you can keep your water cold and your chocolate from melting.

  • If you have a high clearance vehicle, camping at Eureka Dunes or the Racetrack is a great option for the shoulder seasons.

  • Turn off your artificial lights and walk out into the salt flats at night. Full moon, new moon, or full coverage clouds - you'll be amazed at how bright the salt flat can be.

  • The closest international airport to Death Valley National Park is Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. It takes about 2 hours to drive to Furnace Creek.

white salt flat under dark night
Full moon at Badwater salt flat - Death Valley National Park

Conclusion

Death Valley is an amazing place to camp! Take a minute to browse through our rental gear inventory and decide for yourself whether to bring your own gear from home, supplement your personal items, or rent complete camping packages from us.


Feel free to contact us should you need more information about renting gear for camping and/or backpacking in or around Death Valley National Park or any other location in the American Southwest.


We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

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