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Nevada Ghost Towns

Part of the reason people want to visit Winnemucca is our storied history as part of the Old West. When you’re staying here at the Silver State RV Park, you can use us as your home base as you seek out the remnants of those who went before and walk in the footsteps of the men and families that helped build this great country. The Nevada ghost towns near Silver State RV Park await you!

Thousands upon thousands of miners lived and died here in northern Nevada as they searched for ores to make themselves rich. Booms and busts meant that towns would come and go. Many of those ghost towns are preserved today so that you can see through a window to the past.


About 30 miles southeast of Lovelock, you’ll find the Rochester Mine, which was started in the 1860s by prospectors from Rochester, New York. They didn’t have too much luck until 1912. After that, the town boomed to a population of 2,300 people with two newspapers, and several dancehalls, saloons, hotels and other buildings.

Sulphur Ghost Town

About 60 miles west of Winnemucca you’ll find the ghost town of Sulphur where sulfur was mined. By 1880, six tons of sulfur were mined every day. In the early 1920s, it was a major shipping and receiving port.


Continuing our theme of places named after what they mined, we come to Tungsten, 24 miles southwest of Winnemucca. Most of the tungsten used in the free world came from the mine here. It was discovered in 1916 and operated until the 1960s.

About Silver State RV Park

Located in Winnemucca, Nevada, Silver State RV Park is near Nevada ghost towns allowing you to experience real history as part of the American West experience. We offer a variety of accommodations and amenities including Wi-fi, a Koi Pond, and more. Book your stay or find out more about our accommodations and amenities at

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