Ward Mountain Campground

There are 33 campsites, including nine back-in and three pull-thru RV sites. These sites also have picnic tables, campfire rings, and BBQ pedestals. At this campground, recreation activities include mountain/road biking, backpack/day hiking, off-highway vehicle riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. 


At a Glance

Operational Hours: End of May - mid-October, as weather and conditions allow
Reservations: Yes, reservations are required for most campsites at www.recreation.gov. or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777).  Sites 1, 2, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 26 require no reservation and are first come first served.
Fees: Per Day: $12 single site
Usage: Heavy
  • Dogs must be on a leash in campground. 
  • Stock not allowed in campground.
Closest Towns: Ely, Nevada
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault (8) - Open year round, but only maintained during prime season.
Operated By: Ely Ranger District

General Information


From Ely, Nevada, take Highway 6 south towards Tonopah, 10 miles to Murray summit. Turn left just before the summit at the Forest Service sign for Ward Mountain Recreation Area and Campground.

General Notes:

Other amenities: volleyball court, horse shoe pit, historic amphitheater, underground BBQ roasting facility. All group sites have a large shade canopy and  concrete area. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Road Cycling

Campground Camping

Day Hiking


OHV Road Riding

OHV Trail Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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