WARD MOUNTAIN REC AREA AND CAMP, NV

Ward Mountain Recreation Area and Campground sits in the shadow of its namesake, just 10 miles southwest from the city of Ely, in eastern Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Many trails are available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.Ward Mountain is the ...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 11 2014   Season Dates

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  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Off-highway vehicles (ATVs, motorcycles, and side-by-sides) are only allowed on the main campground road
  • Additional first-come, first-serve campsites may be available within the campground
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Ward Mountain Recreation Area and Campground sits in the shadow of its namesake, just 10 miles southwest from the city of Ely, in eastern Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Many trails are available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Natural Features:

Ward Mountain is the highest point in the Egan Range, topping out near 10,800 feet. The campground is well below the summit, but sits high above the desert floor below. A forest of pinyon pine and juniper trees covers the area, offering partial shade and privacy between campsites.

Recreation:

Ward Mountain and the surrounding area offers miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Many of the trails offer scenic views of the surrounding high desert terrain.

Facilities:

This campground offers several single-family campsites, double-family campsites and three large group sites that can accommodate up to 100 or more people. Multiple access points for trails are found throughout the campground with the main trailhead located at the eastern most side.
All campsites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity. A campground host is on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Comins Lake is about 13 miles from the campground offering boating and pike fishing. Cave Lake State Park is less than 20 miles away, with opportunities for boating and fishing for rainbow and brown trout.
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park is 26 miles away, with interesting historic stone ovens and an interpretive trail. The Northern Nevada Railway in Ely has a museum and offers train rides. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce for more information on local events and sites.

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GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

RV NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed May 14 2014 Sat Oct 11 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Event Area
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • Self Pay Station
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Group Sites: up to 25 people start at $35/day, 26-50 people is $45/day, and 50-100 max is $55/day.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 14 2014 -
Oct 11 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $8.00
RV NONELECTRIC $8.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.21245, -114.96759
39°12'45"N, 114°58'3"W

From Ely, travel south on Highway 6 for 10 miles. Turn left just before Murray Summit, at the sign for the recreation area.

From Las Vegas, travel north on Highway 93 for about 86 miles, to the junction with State Route 318. Follow State Route 318 north for 124 miles, to Murray Summit. Turn right at the sign for the recreation area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WARD MOUNTAIN REC AREA AND CAMP
825 AVENUE E
ELY  NV  89301

Phone Number:

Information:  (775)289-3031