East Creek Campground


Located high on the slopes of the Schell Creek Range in the middle of an alder, pinyon and juniper forest East Creek offers a wide range of recreation opportunities to the forest visitor. East Creek, a perennial stream, runs directly through the picnic area and many birds make it their home during the spring and summer seasons.

Generally open from mid May thru September (pending snow and accessibility) 

RESTROOMS are open.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Bathrooms available. This campground has seven first come first serve sites. Most sites have picnic tables, and fire ring with grate. No potable water available, and garbage cans are located conveniently at most sites.
Reservations: Reservations not available. It has seven first come, first served sites.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $4/ night
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ely, Lund, McGill
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ely, Nevada, take highway 93 north to the town of McGill.  From McGill, keep going north on Highway 93, 5 miles to Duck Creek Basin turnoff. Proceed east on Duck Creek Basin road and turn left at sign for East Creek Recreation area road 564.


Accessible pit restroom.


Parking is available.

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Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70758&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites25 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sites5 of 26


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Camping trailer Up to 20 feet
Picnic tables
Tent camping