Drone Footage Captured At This Abandoned Southern California Ghost Town Is Truly Grim

Did you know there’s a modern day ghost town that’s hiding right here in Southern California? Located in Eagle Mountain, CA at the entrance of the defunct Eagle Mountain iron mine located near Joshua Tree National Park, a once thriving mining town sits desolate and abandoned.

Not only is Eagle Mountain known as a ghost town, but it’s also known as being one of the most well- preserved ghost towns in the country as it’s also one of the youngest. Founded in 1948, this ghost town is less than 70 years old.

Here’s drone footage of Eagle Mountain captured by Skye Cam that gives a rare glimpse of this abandoned area in Southern California:

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Did you have any idea this ghost town existed in Southern California? What a bizarre thing to see. For another rare look at a slice of SoCal history, here are 14 then and now photos that show just how much Southern California has changed.