Goldfield has a rich history dating back to it’s founding in 1902. Gold was discovered and the resulting rush developed into a boom town within a few years was the largest city in Nevada with a population around 20,000. By 1910 the mines were consolidated and people had begun to leave. By 1923 when a devastating fire occurred the population had already dwindled to less than 1,500. Goldfield is now more ghost town but still has a couple hundred residents and is the county seat of Esmeralda. Still using the courthouse built in 1907. From the RV park, which is above the town, the view is grand. Most of the historic buildings can be seen from the back of your campsite. The gigantic hotel, last used in the 1940s and said to be one of the most haunted places in America is fully in view. Made famous by paranormal investigation shows on TV. Most all is walking distance from the campground. Off-road areas are nearby as well. From the campground you can go a short distance up Pozo Canyon. In the ravines are springs that are used by the local wildlife. Immediately to the right past the nearby abandoned yellow water tank will lead you to a BLM trail. Along this route are historical markers highlighting ruins and mining activities in this very historical town.
Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and OHVs are all allowed to use this area. You can adventure on your own or arrange a guided tour from operators in town.