Saturday, March 26, 2016
Lincoln County Historical Museum & Pioche City Park
The little high desert town of Pioche boomed when silver was discovered in 1869. The boom lasted for seven years. Another boom came with lead-zinc ore mining in the 1920s but by the 1950s the mines and mills had closed. Today the buildings on the town’s main street are mostly deserted. The museum is filled with all kinds of stuff donated by local residents but unfortunately nothing is documented. Free newspapers and other reading materials are available if you want to learn a bit of the town’s history.
The museum is not accessible due to steps.
RVs can be parked on Meadow Valley Street.
A small free campground is located on 4th Street across from the city park. Each site has water and sewer hookups but not electricity. The sites are long enough for any RV.
Museum 37.92908, -114.45224 Campground 37.93788, -114.45162