Seven Troughs Ghost Town Boondocking

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Dont miss a chance to do a little Seven Troughs Ghost Town Boondocking. Ghost towns may be found all over the state of Nevada, but if you're cruising the Cowboy Corridor and you're craving a taste of the old west, look no farther than Seven Troughs.

The road into the Seven Troughs ghost town boondocking area is 4x4 and an hour to hwy 399 miles from any paved roads. 7 Troughs Camp is open year round. There are 30 or more campsites at this location. You may stay 14 days at 7 Troughs Camp.

How to Get to the Seven Troughs Ghost Town Boondocking Locations

The The road into the Seven Troughs ghost town boondocking locations 4x4 and an hour to hwy 399 miles from any paved roads. 7 Troughs Camp is open year round. There are 30 or more campsites at this location. You may stay 14 days at the Seven Troughs Ghost Town Boondocking Locations just one of many places in this part of Nevada's northwest where the names of places and things are taken fairly literally. This Nevada ghost town was named after cattle grazing at, you guessed it, seven water troughs, and it's located near Lovelock, where lovers can lock their love, and Rye Patch, named after a wild patch of rye growing in a sea of sagebrush.

While the railroad brought Lovelock to life in the late 1860s, the finding of gold in nearby Seven Troughs ushered in a new era of mining in the area in the early 20th century. Until prospectors yelled "Gold!" in the area around Lovelock, the terrain around the city was utilized for ranching. More than a hundred mining claims were quickly worked, giving rise to the boomtowns of Seven Troughs, Vernon, and Mazuma.

The road into the Seven Troughs ghost town boondocking area is 4x4 and an hour to hwy 399 miles from any paved roads. 7 Troughs Camp is open year round. There are 30 or more campsites at this location. You may stay 14 days at 7 Troughs Camp., located at the base of what would become the Seven Troughs range, was the site of intensive gold mining that paid off handsomely at $600 a ton.

By 1908, there were hundreds of people living in the area thanks to the construction of two 10-stamp mills used to refine the rich gold ore flowing out of the hills. These people paid for the upkeep of the area's schools, mercantile stores, hotel, and, of course, saloons.

A massive flash flood destroyed the region just as manufacturing was beginning to pick up steam. Even though two million dollars in gold was mined in these three boomtowns between 1908 and 1918, most residents didn't stick around to rebuild before moving on to the next major boomtown. Nearly everyone had left Seven Troughs by the end of World War I, and by the middle of the 1930s, mining operations had ceased.

Nearly 2.5 hours northwest of Reno, Seven Troughs Ghost Town can be found in northwestern Nevada. Lovelock, an hour's drive from Seven Troughs, is the nearest inhabited town with easy access. From Lovelock's downtown, take N. Meridian Road north to NV-399. The paved road quickly gives way to a well-kept dirt one. After traveling for around 25 miles (or 45 minutes), you will reach a split in the road. Keep to the right, and at the next fork, bear left. In the next ten minutes, you'll reach the foothills of the Seven Troughs Range if you stick to this second, unmaintained dirt road.

Bring enough of food and drink, tell someone where you're going and when you expect to return, and use Leave No Trace principles wherever possible. Furthermore, there is only one safe approach to deal with abandoned mines: avoid them altogether. Exploring around abandoned mines is particularly risky due to the presence of unstable timber, cave-ins, toxic air, and outdated explosives. When visiting abandoned mining communities in Nevada, avoid entering any mine shafts or adits.

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Forest Ranger Bureau of Land Management
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Location Information Popup Campers, RVs, Small RVs Only, Tents Allowed, Trailers, 4 Wheel Drive
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Fire Ring, Group Sites, OHV Area, Pull Thru Sites, RV Parking, Tent Camping Allowed
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Hiking Biking, Hiking, OHV Riding, Wildlife Viewing
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