Barker Ranch, Death Valley National Park

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Barker Ranch is located inside Death Valley National Park in eastern California. Used as a mining and recreational property from the 1940s to the 1960s, it is infamous due to its association with Charles Manson and his "family".

It was the family's de facto Headquarters
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  • Me and my family decided on our trip from Cali to Vegas, we would detour to the Barker Ranch, just to see a bit of history. I am writing this review just to let people know if you aren't in a 4WD or....  more
    Me and my family decided on our trip from Cali to Vegas, we would detour to the Barker Ranch, just to see a bit of history. I am writing this review just to let people know if you aren't in a 4WD or....  more »
  • I want to correct one thing that batesmotel911 stated below about the steep hill. If you are confronted by this steep hill, you have traveled one right turn intersection too far. This is the back way....  more
    I want to correct one thing that batesmotel911 stated below about the steep hill. If you are confronted by this steep hill, you have traveled one right turn intersection too far. This is the back way....  more »
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  • It was cool, bummer it burned down. Not sure what the hype is on 4x4, made it in my FWD VW with no spotter. Place is cleaned up nicely. Just a lot of driving for minimal remains of a house.
  • Off the beatin path. Great history.

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