The town of Mizpe Ramon is located at the heart of the Negev Highlands, 50 miles south of Be’er Sheva and almost 100 miles from Eilat, on the edge of the Ramon Crater and at an altitude of 3000 ft.
The location and the altitude provide a special, cool and agreeable climate throughout the year. The easternmost part of the world-heritage crater is part of Mizpe Ramon’s municipal area, which is an enclave surrounded entirely by Ramat Negev Regional Council areas.
Mizpe Ramon began in 1951 as a work-camp for the labourers toiling on the new road to Eilat. In 1956 it officially became a township.