We are developing a feature on using a truck camper as a base camp to explore abandoned mining towns and other ghost towns throughout The West – and beyond. Tell us about the ghost towns you’ve visited while truck camping!
For a future destination article, we want to know which abandoned towns you have explored while truck camping. Any abandoned towns in the world are welcome, but we specifically want to know about the ones you visited in a truck camper.
For each abandoned town you mention, please include the name, the location, and the difficulty of access. Please also include where you camped – whether it was a campground nearby or a dry camping spot on location.
Above: Photo taken by Frank Ross. Broken Hills is a ghost town in Nevada that was the site of a mining operation from 1913 to 1920.
If there are any important details, like the conditions of the roads or a tip to make exploring through the town better, please include that below as well. In a nutshell, what do you wish you had known before you went?
All truck camping experiences while exploring abandoned towns are welcome . Your write-up and photography (at least one photograph is mandatory, more is preferred) will by published as part of an upcoming feature story in Truck Camper Magazine.
Above: Photo taken by Frank Ross, Power Wagon on the Rocks
Having experienced feedback from fellow truck campers who have visited and explored abandoned towns will make planning their trip better.
Thanks for sharing your tips and ideas for truck camping to the ghost towns!