If you don't need to run your generator and are looking for a well located campground, this is it. We visited Death Valley on the only 4 days during which it rained. Still it was beautiful. Campgroud attendants/rangers are very friendly and helpful. There are no showers here but you can shower at the pool at Furnace Creek for a fee.
We stayed here the night before we hiked wildrose peak. Of the 40ish campsites there were only 4 of us there during "peak season" in February. It offers pit toilets, water, picnic tables and fire rings so it has all the necessities. It is quite windy because it sits between two mountains. There's also a decent amount of burro droppings in the area but we didn't see any in the morning on our way out.
It is a parking lot so don't get your hopes up too high. However, our experience over 3 nights was acceptable. Generally a lot of people came in late afternoon and early evening looking for a spot and then left immediately in the morning, so transient traffic was high. Temperatures were 20-25 degrees lower than the valley so that was nice. Good opportunities for hiking above charcoal kilns but the road gets rough quickly, We had BMW 1200GS so we were OK but cars should be advised to use caution. This campground is nestled between two valleys so you are isolated extremely well and the road in is 20 miles of with some very twisty sections but this does not mean you are isolated. The campground was over capacity each night with latecomers doubling up in spots. Everyone was cool about it but the line at the pit toilet in the morning was 3 deep almost all the time.…
Wildrose is a very basic campground with no fee. There is basic pit toilets, nice picnic tables and open camp spots. The tent only spaces are nicer farther back in the campground. The RV accessible area is a little plain. There is one really secluded site high up on the hill with a great view. This is a great place to camp if you want a quiet, out of the way, and away from the crowds place to camp.
First we had been on the road all day and werent thinking straight. Another 31 miles to get to this dismal parking area called a campsite. Has no view, its just a lot above the road. Got in just in time to unload the camper a bit and climb into bed. The next day we high tailed it out of there by 5:45 a.m. It may have a pit toilet and water but it is primitive. We go camping a lot and this just looked like the local dive campground.