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Encampment, become

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Death Valley '49ers.

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Encampment Program

2016 Example

Down the Trail



November 4th-11th, 2018


General Meeting


March 10, 2018, 2:00pm

Heritage Inn

Ridgecrest, CA

The Water Hole


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"The Passionate Creation of

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by Steve Hale


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69th Annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment
November 4th-11th, 2018

Furnace Creek, Death Valley, CA 


Welcome to the home of the annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment. Membership to the Death Valley '49ers gives you access to all of our Encampment activities and many other benefits! Individual memberships are just $35 and family memberships, including children under 18, are just $60 (visit our Membership page for information about discounts)!  Join or Renew Now to reserve your spot for the 2018 Encampment!

Encampment events begin Sunday November 4th and run until Sunday, November 11th.  This week-long Western heritage festival includes old-time and western-style music, fiddlin' and pickin' contests, historic character reenactments, history presentations, our Invitational Western Art Show, craft show, golf tournament, wheelbarrow race, a pioneer costume contest, 4X4 tours, wagon train and horse parades, community breakfasts and our Worlds Lowest 1849 Poker Tournament.