Timber Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Nestled high on the slopes of the Schell Creek Range Timber Creek Campground is in the middle of a spruce, fir, and aspen forest setting. Timber Creek is a perennial stream and runs through the campground, with all sites within a stone’s throw from it. Many recreation opportunities exist in this beautiful area. Such activities include hiking, birding, and horseback riding.

This campground has six reservable sites. All sites have picnic tables, a serving table, fire ring with grate, and cement site pads. Vault toilets are provided as is potable water, but no garbage service is available. A small playground is available as well.

There are wilderness trails (hike and horse) and ATV trails (Ranger Trail).


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closed for the season.
Reservations: Reserve: 1-877-444-6777. On-line: http://www.recreation.gov/ Reservation sites A-D. First come first serve: sites 1-6.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $8.00/night for single unit. For Group Site availability and pricing visit www.recreation.gov
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ely, Lund, McGill
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ely, Nevada, take US 93 north and drive 5 miles north past the town of McGill. Turn on State Route 486 and continue 8 miles on this paved road. Turn left on Forest road 425 at the Timber Creek sign. Drive up this dirt road another 3 miles to the campground.


Parking is widely available.


Accessible group sites and accessible restroom.

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Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites3 single site(s), 2 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Camping trailer Up to 20 feet
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water
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