Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park
Cave Valley Rd.
Ely, NV 89301
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Caving, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk
Is known for its six historic charcoal ovens. These beehive-shaped ovens were used in the late 19th century to generate charcoal for use in the mines of nearby Ward. Today, the park offers limited facilities for picnicking and camping. Other features include forested woodlands, lush riparian areas and outstanding views of the Steptoe Valley and surrounding mountains. 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 from May through October.