Ward Mountain Recreation Area
Six miles SW of Ely on U.S. Hwys. 6 & 50
Nestled in the shadow of the towering Ward Mountain, which soars to an elevation of 10,800 feet, the Ward Mountain Recreation Area offers outdoor lovers a wealth of recreational opportunities. With its 30 miles of trails, ideal for everything from hiking, biking and horseback riding to skiing and snowboarding, as well as its picturesque campsite, it’s little wonder that the Ward Mountain Recreation Area is a favorite of many.
The campground at the recreation area, which is situated just eight miles southeast of Ely, is the perfect spot to return to after a day of adventure. The scenic campground sits among towering trees and features such amenities as fire pits, cooking grills, drinking water and restroom facilities. With an assortment of camping sites, including spots designated for group use, recreational vehicles and day use, the campground at the Ward Mountain Recreation Area certainly has something for everyone. And thanks to its volleyball court, baseball field, swing sets and amphitheater, it’s particularly well suited to family gatherings. The trailhead at Ward Mountain Recreation Area is ideally located at the campground, offering easy access to the many surrounding trails. And out here, visitors are limited only by their own imaginations. From leisurely walks, scenic hikes on horseback and extreme biking to wildlife watching and a range of winter activities, the Ward Mountain Recreation Area offers no shortage of adventure possibilities.
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