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Camp Iron Mountain
 
A World War II installation, one of a number established during the 1942- 44 period. Iit was located in the Desert Training Center/California Arizona Maneuver Area, just north of Camp Granite, almost halfway between Indio and the Colorado River, south of Needles. Camp Iron Mountain was primarily used by the 3d Armored Division.
 
Camp Iron Mountain is located on State Route 62 just east on its junction with State Route 177. Camp Iron Mountain is on the north side of the road while Camp Granite is on the south. Both Camps are visible from the highway. Camp Iron Mountain, designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern in 1980, is perhaps the best known and certainly the best preserved of all the camps. The area has been fenced to provide protection from vehicular traffic. Despite the ravages of time, a contour map, many rock mosaics, two alters, and numerous rock alignments along roads and walkways have survived


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