_ If you visit Darwin, please bear in mind that this is not really a ghost town. There are people living here, and all the property in Darwin is private. This includes all the apparently unoccupied shacks, the empty lots, the houses and their yards. It includes the broken-down motor vehicles and the rusty junk on the ground. We wouldn’t come to your town and wander around in your yard, pick stuff up, peek in the windows, and enter doors. We wouldn’t have a picnic on the table in your yard, or help ourselves to your outhouse, if you had one. There are no public facilities in Darwin. Please respect our homes as you would expect folks to respect yours.
_ Darwin is a mecca for photographers, with many rustic scenes to be captured. But please don’t walk around in our yards without asking permission.
Most Darwin residents are happy to provide information. If you happen to see somebody, don’t hesitate to ask questions.
There are no businesses or public services of any kind in Darwin, except for the Post Office, which is currently threatened with closure. The pay phone was removed from outside the Post Office several years ago. There is no cell phone service in Darwin, although you may be able to get a signal at some of the high spots outside of town.
_ The water supply in Darwin is extremely limited. This is one of the reasons there are no public businesses or services. We have barely enough water to provide for our needs in our homes.
If you arrive in Darwin with your ATV, motorcycle, or 4WD, please stage your expedition into the boonies from some spot outside town. We treasure the quiet of our desert surroundings.
So, if you plan to visit Darwin, please take care of your phoning, eating, drinking, and bathroom needs before you arrive in town. Then get out of your vehicle, walk around, talk to residents if you encounter them, and enjoy this unique community in the beautiful high desert.