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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park Ely

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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
Tel: (775) 728-4460


The park is located seven miles south of Ely via U.S. 50/6/93, then 11 miles southwest on Cave Valley Road.historic ovens Cave Valley Road is a graded dirt road, accessible by passenger vehicles most of the year.

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W ard Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is located in the Egan Mountain Range approximately 18 miles south of Ely, Nevada. This beautiful park is mostly known for its six beehive-shaped historic charcoal ovens; however, the park offers an array of recreational opportunities. There are trails for hiking, mountain biking and ATV riding. There are abundant wildlife viewing and birding opportunities. Willow Creek, a small perennial stream, supports naturally reproducing Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout for a unique fishing experience. In addition there are facilities for picnicking and camping. The park also has fantastic views of Wheeler Peak, located in the Great Basin National Park. In addition, if you decide to stay the night you will be treated to some of the starriest skies in the West.
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