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St. Thomas Ghost Town

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Underwater town unravelled!

St Thomas Ghost Town is located about 7 miles southeast of Overton. From Las Vegas, about 65 miles... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2017
Sally T
Mesquite, Nevada
Fascinating look into a time gone by.

My wife and I are residents of nearby Logandale and thus have as good an access to St Thomas as one... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2016
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Jan 16, 2017
“Underwater town unravelled!”
Nov 8, 2016
“View of Empty Lake”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Route 169, Overton, NV 89040
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

St Thomas Ghost Town is located about 7 miles southeast of Overton. From Las Vegas, about 65 miles northeast via Interstate 15 and the Valley of Fire Highway. It’s at the edge of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and does not require an entry...More

10  Thank Sally T
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Not much to see here. Old foundations are visible at a distance unless you want to hike a mile or more to the dry lake bottom. If you want to take the hike, go early or on a cooler day.

1  Thank Lester S
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Covered by Lake Mead when the Hoover Dam was built, St. Thomas is now accessible due to the lakes falling level. After being submerged for so long only the foundations of many buildings are left but if you are into history and exploring interesting places...More

1  Thank Steven E
Reviewed July 8, 2016

My wife and I are residents of nearby Logandale and thus have as good an access to St Thomas as one can get. The town of St Thomas was abandoned and subsequently submerged in the 1930's as the newly formed Lake Mead began to fill,...More

2  Thank gschwob
Reviewed April 2, 2016

I would suggest this hike for anyone who appreciates history. The idea that the thriving Mormon town was sacrificed for Hoover Dam is a story in itself, but to have the level of Lake Mead drop so low that the ruins are visible is worth...More

1  Thank Kare4Ever
Reviewed December 24, 2015

It's a bit of a walk maybe 150' of hill to climb coming out the rest is pretty level but it was a enjoyable walk.

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Reviewed October 16, 2015

The short version is that St. Thomas, NV was intentionally submerged by 60' of water when Lake Mead was created with the construction of Hoover Dam in the 1930's. It has resurfaced several times when water levels have subsided, and has been above water continuously...More

8  Thank leftfielder
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