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Ballarat California is located in Panamint Valley, which sits parallel to the much larger Death Valley (to the east). There's not much out here, except off-roading trails, old mines & awesome desert scenery. If you wanna camp primitive in Death Valley, this is the perfect area to do it. 4x4 trails will lead you up dead end canyons & over ridges. Old mines everywhere. Plenty history in & around Balarat to explore, including the old green truck that Charles Tex Watson drove as he tried to escape. The Barker Ranch (or Manson Cabin) is just up the hill a piece.
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elevation: 1000' population: 5 zip code: 93562

Desert

terrain:
deep desert valley running parallel to Death Valley


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location:
Inyo County
near Death Valley National Park
Hwy 190, N of Trona

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recreation:

  • Back Road Exploration
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mining Camps
  • Ghost Towns
  • Off-Roading
  • Panamint Valley
  • Charcoal Kilns
  • Barker Ranch
  • Goler Wash
  • Backpacking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Trona Pinnacles
  • Darwin Falls Wilderness
  • Surprise Canyon Wilderness
  • BLM OHV Areas - Off Roading
  • BLM Desert Camping
  • Southern Sierra Nevada Forests Map Set
    Southern Sierra Nevada Forests Map Set

    ballarat campgrounds

    Lone Pine Campground
    Mahogany Flat Campground
    Panamint Springs Resort
    Stovepipe Wells
    Wildrose Campground
    Thorndike Campground

    tent camping

    description:
    Small desert ghost town with RV parking, a shower & maybe a general store. Historic graveyard & mining camp. Plenty of canyons to explore in your 4x4.

    nearby towns:
    Panamint Springs
    Death Valley
    Randsburg
    Red Mountain
    Johannesburg
    Trona
    Darwin
    local links:

    Death Valley Talk
    UntraveledRoad - Ballarat
    Death Valley Road Trip 2005
    Surprise Canyon Closure

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