Lockwood Valley, California
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (April 2021)
Lockwood Valley as viewed from Mount Pinos
|Elevation||4,839 ft (1,475 m)|
Mining for gold and silver dates back to 1853. While significant quantities were never found, there were 200 to 2, 000 miners who worked the mines. Later twenty-mule teams hauled borax to a processing facility in Lancaster. The mines were closed in the 1930s.
The valley is located within the San Emigdio Mountains at an elevation of 4,839 feet (1475m). Lockwood Creek, a tributary of Piru Creek, runs west to east through the southern portion of the valley. The valley is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest. Frazier Park in Kern County is the nearest town and is used by the Postal Service for addressing purposes for the remote area.
Government and infrastructure
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lockwood Valley, California
- Hamilton, Denise (July 21, 1988). "A Far Cry : Mile-High Lockwood Valley Is Almost a Hidden Outpost, and 300 Residents Apparently Want It to Stay That Way". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
- Wenner, Gretchen (January 10, 2019). "Two deputies, 610 square miles, and a trip back in time: on patrol in Lockwood Valley". Ventura County Star. Retrieved April 9, 2021.