Address 1: Seven miles south of Ely
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 14
Willow Creek Campground is a 14-site campground with two large pull-through sites which are great for RVs, one handicapped designated site and two vault type restrooms centrally located. Potable drinking water is available mid-May through September from one hydrant located near the campground entrance.
Group Area: Willow Creek Campground offers one group site that is available for reservation. Please contact the park directly at (775) 289-1693
Willow Creek Campground is adjacent to the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. Ward 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.
The park is located seven miles south of Ely via U.S. 50/6/93, then 11 miles southwest on Cave Valley Road. Cave Valley Road is a graded dirt road, accessible by passenger vehicles most of the year.
Trails: The park offers a network of trails consisting of several miles of different views and ecotypes. In addition to other trails, an easy ¾ of a mile interpretive trail loop takes you from the ovens over to Willow creek and back. An ATV-OHV multi-use trail runs several miles through the park and connects into trails located on thousands of acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Fishing: Willow Creek supports a population of rainbow, browns and brook trouts. The stream is small and offers a fun challenge. See the current year Nevada fishing regulation book for license information.
Picnicking: There two day-use areas. These areas have covered picnic tables, restrooms,grills and wonderful view. It is a beautiful place to enjoy a meal out of doors.