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town.ballarat [ghost town]

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.
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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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 [Ghost Town]
Red Mountain
Johannesburg
Trona
Darwin






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