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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 5th-12th, 2017


General Meeting


September 9th, 2017, 2:00pm

Heritage Inn

Ridgecrest, CA

~ ~Over Herd~ ~


2016 Keepsake

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale


"Death Valley - A Winter's Journey"

by Jackie Keller

Available Now!

The Water Hole


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68th Annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment
November 5th-12th, 2017

  Furnace Creek, Death Valley



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 2017 Encampment!

Encampment events begin Sunday November 5th and run until Sunday, November 12th.  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.