Oatman, Arizona, about 30 miles from Laughlin, Nevada, on the Historic Route 66, is an authentic western ghost town and mining camp. It maintains its historic look and includes gunfights and some of the town folk dress in period costumes.
Burros, used by the gold miners, were released into the hill country when the gold mines shut down and they were no longer needed. Now the descendants of those burrows come down from the hills and into town to beg for food from the tourists.
After spending a few free days dry camping in the parking lot at Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, we have moved about one half mile to the other side of the Colorado River and across the state line to Bullhead City, Arizona, to spend a few days in an actual RV Park with full hookups and a laundry. We are able to stay here for the Passport America discounted price of $20 per night.
- Gasoline Expense: none
- Camping Expense: $20