I have planned to visit rhyolite for several years, but. unfortunately, it was always too far from the routes I made. This time ghost towns were my focus, so one of the first ones I added to the trip list was Rhyolite.
Initially I planned to visit Carrara town site, but the ruins I found were not the town itself - it was built later concrete plant. Carrara had a unique difference from mining town I visited before - it had no golden or silver mine, as the whole focus was on marble quarry that they had there.
Wingo is the only one left ghost town near/in Bay area apart from Drawbridge. You can’t legally get to Drawbridge without trespassing, so I can say Wingo is the only ghost town with some remaining houses you can see Bay Area.
One of the few “ghost town” listed locations in Monroe county immediately got my attention. I decided to visit Perky during a short trip to the keys.
During my 1 week trip to South Florida I hoped to visit at least several ghost towns, but I was unpleasantly surprised that, despite there are a lot of places on “uninhabited” list, not much left from the former towns there.
In you drive about 10 miles to the ocean from the Navarro town - where Hwy 1 and Hwy 128 meet you will find the sight of the former Navarro-by-the-sea town. Not much remained nowadays, but you can see the hotel building even from the Hwy1 hill.