KENTUCKY CAMP

NAME: Kentucky Camp
COUNTY: Santa Cruz
ROADS: 2WD
LEGAL INFO: T20S, R16E
CLIMATE: Warm winter, hot summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
COMMENTS: Being restored by the Forest Service.
REMAINS: Many buildings.

Kentucky Camp was alive and going in the time of nearby Greaterville, but in 1886, the gold played out. Then, a revival occurred in 1904 when a man by the name of James Stetson had a plan to rework placer deposits in the area. Before his plan was realized, he died and the town never had its comeback. In 1989, the forest service acquired the land and in 1991 started restoration of the site. - GT

Kentucky Camp is being restored. There is a bed and breakfast that can be rented. There are also 3 other buildings in excellent condition. Although, some of them are restricted, you are not allowed to walk on the floor. There are bathrooms on site that are kept up. Groundskeepers also live on site, therefore be respect. A great place to visit!! It is located northwest of Soniota off of hwy 83.
- Jody Pruitt


Kentucky Camp
Courtesy Tom McCurnin


Kentucky Camp
Courtesy Tom McCurnin

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