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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Ely, NV
+1 775-728-4460
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This place was amazing. We just about missed the turn off. It is a small sign and goes to a dirt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. George, Utah
Best Preserved Ovens in State of Nevada!

It's just a short trip off the highway, but well worth it. There are 6 ovens built in the 1870's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Selway M
Pahrump, Nevada
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Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was amazing. We just about missed the turn off. It is a small sign and goes to a dirt road. The road was good considering it was dirt. We were the only ones at the ovens. Make sure to read the information about...More

Thank Pickard35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a short trip off the highway, but well worth it. There are 6 ovens built in the 1870's , all very well preserved! There is also a nature/interpretive trail to follow if one wishes. Be sure to also visit the old Ward Townsite...More

Thank Selway M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The ovens are an unusual piece of history and worth the 7 mile dirt road ride. We all enjoyed seeing them and learning about them. We didn't do any of the trails there, just saw and explored inside the ovens. Kept the family interested for...More

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 4 July 2017

really enjoyed the side trip to this spot. also visited the cemetery. liked reading about the history of the mine and the town which is no longer there.

Thank millou5171
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The charcoal ovens were... tall? hard? hot? Not sure what the best adjective would be. It was an educational visit, but not one to drive significantly out of your way for. If you happen to be on highway 50 just outside of Ely, it's worth...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Have no idea this charcoal ovens existed, and these are not the only ones in the area but the best preserved. Made by Italian masons and the architectural styles reminded me of similar structures I had seen in southern France. The beauty of the site...More

1  Thank EDUARDO H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Visited on our way to Ely...Secluded but interesting. Several hiking trails which we did not try. Well kept.

Thank Eddie H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This campground is a great alternative to Cave Lake and Elk Meadow camp grounds. When we visited mid May 2017, both Cave Lake and Elk meadows were unbearable do to massive swarms of mosquitoes. Thus we headed across the valley to this site. Access is...More

Thank Zdenek Z
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I could have gotten more history and spent more time there. I did fine that they were well made of brick

Thank vefaira
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Very short trip south of Ely. Road is usually well maintained. Great photo op. There's a little pine tree at the entry off the parking lot. When we're there in the winter, we always decorate it a little for the Christmas season.

Thank charles p
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10 June 2016|
Response from Erik J | Reviewed this property |
You can't sleep in the ovens themselves. If you're coming from Sandy, I assume you'll be coming through Delta and stuff. I'd set up base camp at great basin NP near Baker (where the caves are), and scoot over to check out... More