Gold Fever Adventures & Resort
We are currenly working on adding more RV hook up sites. As we wait for our permits we are adding in temporary sites for electric and water. We do have a dump station, and nice clean bathrooms and laundry facilities. We are always upgrading and improving our resort.
Welcome To Our Mining Camp
Where Gold Prospectors Gather
At Gold Fever Adventures and Resort we love Gold Prospecting, Gold Panning, ATV Rides through the Desert and of course our events we have throughout the year!
Our prospecting Club holds their meetings in the Club House on the First Thursday of every Month October - April.
The Metal Detecting hunts are then held on the following Saturday of every month.
Our end of the year New Years Extravazanga is a 5 day event full of looking for gold, metal detecting, bonfires, and of course our New Years Eve play and party.
We teach and help educate Gold Prospecting and Treasure Hunting.
With our nearby mining claims members can enjoy going out digging at any time.
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928-851-7167 * 53874 * HWY 60 * Salome, AZ 85348
Some of the History of our camp.
Spot where the old Wells Fargo Stage Stop Building or Desert wells Stage Stop or Desert Station.
Desert Wells was originally known as Desert Station, a stagecoach station on the La Paz - Wikenburg Road, in what was then Yuma County. It lay 26 miles from Tyson's Wells to the west and 20 miles from Flint's on Centennial Wash to the east. In 1875, it was seen by Martha Summerhayes, and later described in her book Vanished Arizona:
"At night we arrived at Desert Station. There was a good ranch there, kept by Hunt and Dudley, Englishmen, I believe. I did not see them, but I wondered who they were and why they stayed in such a place. They were absent at the time; perhaps they had mines or something of the sort to look after. One is always imagining things about people who live in such extraordinary places. At all events, whatever Messrs. Hunt and Dudley were doing down there, their ranch was clean and attractive, which was more than could be said of the place where we stopped the next night, a place called Tysonís Wells."
Desert Station appears on Arizona Territory maps between 1875 and 1880, and an itineraries in 1878. The name was retained for many years. It took its present form because it had a 120 foot well.