Death Valley National Park
Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station
Stovepipe Wells is a small way-station in the northern part of Death Valley, California. There is a motel with swimming pool, a gas station/general store, a gift shop, a ranger station and a restaurant/bar. Close to town are some fairly large and accessible sand dunes. The sand dunes are roughly 7 miles (11 km) long in the east-west axis. They are located in the space between Salt Creek and Emigrant Wash. The US Postal Service ZIP Code is 92328, and the locale name is spelled Stove Pipe Wells in some postal renditions. It is commonly referred to as Stovepipe Wells Village. The default format for wired telephone numbers in the community is in the Death Valley exchange: (760) 786-xxxx. The community had manual telephone service until the late 1980s. The community is contained within the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.
Stovepipe Wells is located at NAD27 latitude and longitude of 36°36'22?N 117°08'44?W? / ?36.60611°N 117.14556°W? / 36.60611; -117.14556 and is US Geological Survey (USGS) feature ID 235564. Variant names listed for the Inyo County location by USGS include Stove Pipe Wells Hotel and Stovepipe Wells Hotel. It is entirely inside Death Valley National Park and along State Route 190 (SR190) at less than 10 feet (3.0 m) above sea level.
West on SR190 is Towne Pass at about 4,950 feet (1,510 m) above sea level. Eventually, the road meets State Route 178 (SR178) at Panamint Junction. East on SR190 the road leads to Death Valley Junction.
Open All Year
Phone - (760) 786-2342
Location - Stovepipe Wells is located in the center of Death Valley 24 miles from the Furnace Creek resort area to the south and 80 miles from the town of Lone Pine on Highway 395 to the west.
Available Facilities - Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station provides general information and backcountry camping/hiking information and permits. Park entrance fees are collected here and there is a branch outlet of the Death Valley Natural History Association that provides useful informational books and maps.