The Charcoal Kilns , also known as the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, are a cool spot to visit, easily mistaken for an abandoned village of windowless conical, beehive shaped homes. The kilns were used back in the park’s mining days to create charcoal.
We decided to visit the kilns at night under a waxing moon to try and grab a cool night photo.
The kilns are located in the Wildrose section of the park. The road leading to the Charcoal Kilns is notoriously bad and high clearance vehicles are a MUST, if not 4wd.
Best Time to Visit the Charcoal Kilns
The best time to visit the Charcoal Kilns is at night under a big moon to see them naturally illuminated.
Things to Note
The road leading to Charcoal Kilns is deeply rutted and should only be attempted by high clearance and 4wd vehicles. At the time of our visit we felt it was one of the worst roads we had ever seen in a national park.
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