Great Basin National Park Travel Guide

Great Basin National Park Sights

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

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Published 07/20/2015

Fodor's Review

In the desert south of Ely is this row of six beehive-shaped, 30-foot-tall ovens that could process 35 cords of wood at once. From 1876 to 1879, the ovens turned pinyon, juniper, and mountain mahogany into charcoal, which was used for refining local silver and copper ore. It's a well-preserved piece of unique mining history.

Sight Information


7 miles south of Ely on U.S. 50/93, and 11 miles southwest on Cave Valley Rd., Great Basin National Park, Nevada, 89315, USA

Sight Details:

  • $7

Published 07/20/2015


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