You might not know it when strolling the shambles that still remain in the ghost town of Osceola, but, like many other ill-fated mining communities scattered throughout the Silver State, this was once a booming prospecting town. After a mind boggling 12 mile gold-bearing quartz vein discovered was in 1872, a placer mining community took form in this canyon, but Osceola didn't really take off until the 1880s when hydraulic mining began.
Sandwiched in between the charming community of Baker and the majestic Great Basin National Park is the Baker Historic Farm Site. A wonderful place to enjoy the grand beauty of the extraordinarily scenic surroundings, enlighten yourself with the history of the vast valley, or merely unwind with a nice picnic lunch, the Baker Historic Farm Site is a fun place to swing by.
The trail traverses Miller Basin and boasts spectacular views of Wheeler Peak, Mt. Moriah and the Schell Creek Range and also takes you through the ghost town of Black Horse, a turn-of-the-century mining camp.
Border Inn is located on the Utah/Nevada border and is a great stop to enjoy 24-hour services, a gas station, groceries, and a comfortable place to stay before the long journey ahead. Enjoy a full menu or play slots, or stay a while and venture to Great Basin National Park, just 13 miles away.
The Great Basin Business & Tourism Council would like to welcome you to the Great Basin National Park and surrounding area. The Whispering Elms Campground, Motel and RV Park is glad you're coming to visit Nevada's largest national park and look forward to helping you explore this vast area of high desert and timbered mountains.