Ward Mountain Campout
Aug 3 - Aug 6$6 – $10
Location: Ward Mountain Campground, Ely, NV 89301
Comments: Heading to the high country (7,400 feet) for a weekend getaway in the mountains outside of Ely, NV. Over the weekend, we’ll be heading into Ely to check out the town, ride the trains, and probably take a ride to Great Basin National Park.
We have reservations in spot 30, if you would like to get close.
This is a recon mission to scope out the area for future group campouts. The campsite is around 1/2 mile off the paved road, but the gravel road look well maintained from pictures.
Directions: From Ely, travel west on US-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. Make sure to fill up fuel in Ash Springs. Follow State Route 318 north for 124 miles to US-6 and head east towards Ely. Turn right at the sign for the recreation area.
Attractions: Local attractions include the towns of Ely with its historic train rides, museum and Great Basin National Park. The historic town of Eureka is a nice day ride , as is riding to Middlegate Station on US-50, which is the Loneliest Road in America.
Great Basin National Park: The road to Wheeler Peak in the park is simply amazing, with Wheeler Peak sitting at 13,605 feet making it the second-highest peak in Nevada, just behind Boundary Peak (which was not officially listed in Nevada by the USGS until 1980).
39° 12′ 44.8301″ N
114° 58′ 3.3200″ W
To make reservations, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234207