#0826 Old Stovepipe Wells


#0826 Old Stovepipe Wells

Site information:

From Scotty's Castle Rd, go 0.7 mi e on Stovepipe Wells Rd, Death Valley National Park


Plaque information:

State plaque incorrectly lists the site as #726.

Plaque text:

Old Stovepipe Wells

This waterhole, the only one in the sand dune area of Death Valley, was at the junction of the two Indian trails. During the bonanza days of Rhyolite and Skidoo, it was the only known water source on the cross-valley road. When sand obscured the spot, a length of stovepipe was inserted as a marker, hence its unique name.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Death Valley '49ers Inc. November 10, 1968.

Registered 8/7/1968