Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park


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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park


Location:7 miles south of Ely via US 50/6/93, then 11 miles southwest on Cave Valley Road (a graded dirt road).
Facilities:14 campsites (2 large pull-through sites; 1 @di site), 2 vault-type restrooms, potable water (seasonal), rental yurt (in remote area), trails (interpretive, overlook, riparian trails; ATV-OHV multi-use trail), picnic sites, historic features.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing.
Special Features:Park is located in a setting of pinyon-juniper woodlands, lush riparian areas, and outstanding views of the Steptoe Valley and surrounding mountains. It is known for its six beehive-shaped ovens, used in the late 19th century to generate charcoal for use in the silver mines of nearby Ward.
Address:PO Box 151761
Ely, NV 89315

Phone:775-728-4460
Web: www.parks.nv.gov/ww.htm
Size: 682 acres. Elevation: 7,000 feet.

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