Kingston Canyon, a historic mining district, is a short 30-mile drive south of Austin. It is named after the Kingston Mine discovered in 1863 and was the location of a number of silver mines in the 1860s. Remnants of the mines are scattered throughout the canyon and one large stone mill can be seen across from the Kingston Lodge.
The Kingston area hosts some of the best varied trout fishing in the state. Some of the most beautiful scenery in Lander County can be seen here, from the Kingston Canyon Creek Campgrounds to Groves Lake.