Gas Stations on route to area 51???
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Aug 30, 2012 11:13 AM Last Post By: ooz
Aug 29, 2012 12:26 PM
Gas Stations on route to area 51???Hey there, really hoping someone can shed some light on this for me!? im going to be doing a road trip through Death Valley to Vegas but we are also thinking of a detour to Area 51! i know this may not appeal to most but being from the UK, when else am i going to get the chance to go! I was wondering if there are any Gas Stations along Mercury Highway, Mesa Road and Groom Lake Road? as it seems like quite a detour i'd hate to run out of gas in the middle of the desert
thankyou in advance. Ben
Aug 29, 2012 12:31 PM
Aug 29, 2012 12:42 PM
Aug 29, 2012 1:54 PM
Aug 29, 2012 2:04 PM
5There's a Chevron in Furnace Creek. From there to Area 51 is about 150 miles. Half of tank. You'll be fine. BTW you can also use Google maps, satellite view and type in: Gas stations near Area 51. Magic. From there back to Vegas about 80 miles to Indian Springs where there's a Shell gas station. Indian Springs to The Strip is another hour. You do realize you won't be able to see anything substanial at Area 51 don't you? Restricted US Military property. Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs is home to the MQ -1 Predator. (a.k.a drones) If you decide to bypass the large Restricted No Trespassing signs do know that armed guards will catch you and you can be levied a fine. Probably as much as you wanted to spend in Vegas. Long driving hours in desolate and boring landscape to see nothing would not be my idea of a great detour. Just saying; http://visitarea51.com/site/faq#6
Aug 29, 2012 4:21 PM
6Pay attention to the above post. Before you get close to Groom Lake, and see even government buildings (which are-- or at least were-- on the far side of Groom Lake from the main entrance road), assuming your rental car hasn't bottomed out on the dirt road by then, you'd be met by government folks with guns, telling you gently to turn around-- quickly. You would already have pased signs saying no entrance permitted. I did go there when I was 12, with my father and a friend of his, but we had permission from owners of a mine above Groom Lake (my father was doing research on the Death Valley 49ers, who came through the area, not aliens). There are stores, etc. on highways outside the government land trading on the Area 51 fame, but I don't think it'd be worth the extra driving. I think there are gas stations before you'd turn off for Groom Lake but that is, and also in Alamo, near some of the aforementioned UFO-oriented stores, cafes, etc., but unless you're going expressly to buy souvenirs (and you can get those in many places), I don't see the point. There used to be an Alien Jerky store near Alamo, but I think it's now along I-15 (no, I can't verify that the jerky is really made from, well, you know).
Aug 29, 2012 7:42 PM
7If not the jerky... Try Nevada, dehydrated Road Pizza ! carracar
Aug 29, 2012 8:00 PM
8Go to Google Maps. Search on Groom Lake. Use the zoom feature to "see" it. That will be the best and possibly only authentic view you ever have of Groom Lake (Area 51.) Looking at it on Google Maps will save hours of time, gallons of gas, a long and utterly pointless drive through a bland wilderness, and money not spent at tacky tourist traps.
Trying to "sneak" onto the test site is moronic and dangerous. There is nothing to "see." When, not if, the SPs catch you, running out of gas will be the least of your worries.
Aug 29, 2012 9:44 PM
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