Pleasant Canyon Stone Corral

 

From the general store in Ballarat follow the route into Pleasant Canyon for approximately 7.5 miles. You will pass Clair Camp and The World Beater Mine. From The World Beater you are about a mile away from the stone corral, which will be located on the right side of the road.

The Pleasant Canyon stone corral is rumored to have been built by Native Americans. Little is known about the location from a historic point of view, most is just speculation. It is believed that the Native Americans built this stone corral to pen in their livestock while escaping the summer heat of both Panamint & Death Valley. There was a number of active mines in this area in the early 1900′s, and a spring that is near the stone corral was used to feed those mines water.

 

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Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.