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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Ely, NV
+1 775-728-4460
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In fantstic condition

Great historical site to help you understand mining in that area. It can be difficulty to get to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis H
Logan, Utah
We enjoyed

Took a side trip to visit the ovens - really enjoyed reading the history. Interesting to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (21 reviews)
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Ely, NV
+1 775-728-4460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical site to help you understand mining in that area. It can be difficulty to get to some winters. Note that it is a fee area

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a side trip to visit the ovens - really enjoyed reading the history. Interesting to see something so well preserved but so remote. Almost something eerie seeing them in the middle of nowhere. I loved it!

Thank mummar4
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Have wanted to see these on trips before and finally made it. So glad we did. They are a short drive out of Ely and yes it is a dirt/gravel road but nothing a car could not do. Well worth the dust we stirred up....More

Thank ManyRoadsTraveled
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here and loved the experience of viewing a very unique piece of history. The ovens almost cast a sort of surreal aura when you visit. Incredible they survived in such good condition after they ceased operation. Great piece of history in a beautiful...More

Thank timothym931
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

On our way to Great Basin nat park we decided to stop off at the ovens. 20 miles ( 13 miles to Oven turn off) then 7 miles to ovens. Very interesting history behind them. Photo-op site.

Thank Devin231
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was a quick ride off of the highway, and we were glad we stopped to learn about these amazing ovens. The grounds were well maintain, and it was amazing to thing of the science that went into creating the charcoal. There is also a...More

Thank jbreur1570
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It was interesting to learn about the use of charcoal in mining. The site is well maintained and has informative plaques.

Thank NormanP862
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Traveled 7 miles on a gravel road to visit this location. Didn't think it was worth the trip. Interesting to see but not worth the $7 fee to see the state park. Unless you are really into charcoal kilns, probably should pass on this one.

Thank zxz21
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Unless you have a Nevada state park pass you have to pay seven dollars just to look at these kilns. The kilns are pretty unique but not worth the long drive down the dirt road and then having to pay seven dollars. In my opinion...More

Thank Outdoorpartner
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I marvel at the design as well as their role in the mining industry of the past. I remember seeing similar kilns as a child and being fascinated but never knew what they had been used for. This are worth the dusty drive to see...More

Thank kansasphotogal
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11 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