Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

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Ward Charcoal Ovens features six historic, beehive-shaped ovens that were built by Italian craftsmen and used in the late 19th century to make charcoal for smelting ore from nearby silver mines. Today, the park offers facilities for picnicking, hiking and camping. Other features include forest woodlands, lush riparian areas, access to dedicated off-highway vehicle trails 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 maintained gravel road accessible by passenger vehicles year-round, but access may be hampered by snow during the winter months.

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