Tomorrow (Monday) I will be leaving the Atlantic City area, somewhat regrettably, but since all the available lots appear to be owned by folks not motivated to price-to-sell, I cannot buy one.
This small town (I heard that approx. 20 folks weather the winter) is the closest thing to the fictional town of Cicely, AK that I have encountered. Remember the TV sitcom called “Northern Exposure”, where Cicely was mostly owned by the retired astronaut Maurice, and home of the other main characters Dr. Joel Fleischman, Maggie, Ed and Chris? Good program. Well, Atlantic City even comes with it’s own moose roaming down Main Street, according to Rod and Jo of the Miner’s Grubstake restaurant. But I have not had the luck to see this apparition which apparently appears after dark. In fact I have not seen a moose or elk this entire trip. I have to wonder, what are all the hunters chasing?
Rod and Jo have been gracious restaurant hosts, providing answers to my non-stop questions about the town, the area and refilling my endless thirst for coffee. Their directions to local things-to-see pointed me to the side trips that I would have been oblivious to otherwise. And Rod’s knowledge of the town, which he called a “little Peyton Place”, was entertaining to an inquisitive visitor.
And let’s not forget the great food at a very reasonable price. My last meal at the Grubstake was a delicious buffalo burger.
I have enjoyed my visit near Atlantic City. I will definitely be dropping by again in a year or two. When filtered by my list of preferences for RV destinations, Atlantic City floats straight to the top!
Atlantic City is serviced by two BLM campgrounds just a couple of miles from town, the Atlantic City campground and the Big Atlantic Gulch campground. The latter one is small, only eight sites, but is ideal for folks requiring sky views for satellite internet or solar systems. The other is a few times larger but has sites mostly in trees, therefore not good for sky exposure. Both campgrounds are primitive. A host at the larger campground services both. Also, the camp fees are a cheap $6.00/night, $3.00/night for Golden Age Passport holders. That leaves you with enough cash to eat at the Miner’s Grubstake and bother Rod and Jo with all your questions!
For more info about the area click on the Categories Atlantic City and South Pass City below.
View Atlantic City WY from space on Google Earth.
See aerial view of the Campgrounds.
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