When to go camping here?
Camping at the Dead Sea- the best Dead Sea camping sites.
Between the Judean Desert and the Jordan mountains, the Dead Sea area has it all: Hiking, hot and cold springs, archeological sites and amazing views.
Because of its unique location in a very geologically active area, the sites around the Dead Sea are constantly in flux. Camping sites are usually far from the sea shores, near hiking trails and nature reserves of the Judean Desert.
The Dead Sea holds an impressive world record: The lowest spot on the face of earth! More than 430m below sea level, it keeps on getting even lower and lower every year as the water evaporates. The water is extremely salty, with a concentration level of around 33%. This is the reason why a person cannot swim in the water of the Dead Sea- he just floats. Watch out! Don’t let the water get into your eyes because they will smart with pain. Do let the water soak into your skin as it is full of healing minerals. These salt and mineral laden waters soothe aching muscles, can alleviate arthritic pain, and can heal athlete’s foot (it cleaned up my toes!)
Sleeping options near the Dead Sea range from 5 star luxury hotels to free camping sites under infinite stars. On this page you will find the best options for camping in the Dead Sea area.
Ein Gedi campsite- is abandoned!
Veteran hikers remember the great camping site on Ein Gedi beach. Unfortunately, due to the geological conditions, sinkholes destroyed this site. You can see it from road 90 near the Ein Gedi Reserve and observe the power of nature. There are many other options for camping close to Ein Gedi reserve.
Frequent questions and answers about camping at the Dead Sea area:
When to go camping at the Dead Sea?
Because of its unique location (lowest point on earth), the Dead Sea is a hot area with high temperatures. The best seasons are spring and fall when it’s not too cold at night and not too hot during the day. Winter is also a great time to travel & camp here, just be prepared for cold desert nights. In summer, it can get extremely hot and is not recommended for hiking or camping here.
How do I get to the Dead Sea by car?
The northern area of the Dead Sea is around an hour away from Jerusalem by car. Masada & Ein Bokek are another hour southward. Road No 1 east is the main highway that drops from Jerusalem at 800m above sea level to the Dead Sea area, 430m below sea level. Expect a very fast and ear-popping way down
How do i get to the Dead Sea by bus?
Bus: #486 from Jerusalem Central Station goes to Ein Bokek hotels, through Qumeran, Ein Feshkha, Metzoke Dragot, Ein Gedi and Masada.
Where can i go camping near the Dead Sea?
There are a few camping sites in this area, check the list below to choose the best one for you.
Can I go camping anywhere near the Dead Sea?
This area is close to the Israeli border and surrounded with nature reserves. Therefore, you can camp only in official campsites.
Search here to find some recommended camping sites around beautiful Dead Sea in Israel.