Get out in the back country, or take a hike through history. Either way, Gold Point offers both.Just 16 miles west of Highway 95 on State Route 774, this historic mining town and its surrounding region is famous for providing a wealth of great terrain for ATV-riding. Your adventure doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down – Gold Point has areas for camping and offers a few RV hook-ups, too. Explore Indian petroglyphs, or wander the dusty streets while you visit the original post office (now a museum) plus more than 50 original buildings. Not the camping type? Then rent one of the fully restored cabins in the area. And when you’ve worked up a thirst, knock back a drink or two at the local saloon. You might even run into Sheriff Stone, the local historian. He’d be glad to strike up a conversation with you.
Gold Point Ghost Town,
Bed & Breakfast
Gold Point, NV
The closest restaurants and stores are in Goldfield.
What to see
- The old camp is a living history lesson with about 50 buildings still standing, including former Senator Harry Wiley’s home and the post office that now serves as a museum. The Post Office Museum is open on most weekends and for large parties. Memorial Day Weekend is the annual Chili Cook-Off with prizes and drawings, food and drink, games and live music all day and through the night. For a few days of the year, the population soars to 400, but is usually seven. Gold Point is home to the High Desert Drifters Western Historical Society; the club routinely performs western reenactment and gunfights in the plaza. Guest services are available year round, including electric hook-ups for RVs.