Ward Charcoal Ovens Nevada State Park Campground is a beautiful, woodland getaway in the Egan Mountain Range in eastern Nevada. From 1876 to 1879, the park was used to help treat abundant silver mine discovered in the vicinity, and it has six beehive-shaped charcoal ovens. After mining operations ceased, the ovens became a safe haven for weary travelers and a rumored hangout for stagecoach robbers. The ovens are still there and can be visited by the public. The park is home to a wide variety of species, including mule deer, grouse, and elk, and is a popular destination for camping, picnics, hiking, and fishing.
Willow Creek Campground has two large pull-through spaces for RVs, and many other distinct spaces for every type of camper. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.
There is fishing in Willow Creek. Rainbow trout are stocked as needed and the browns and brook trout are naturally reproducing.
There is a trail system that covers each end of the park and is suitable for many types of activities, including hiking and mountain biking. During winter months these trails are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Day use entrance fee: $5.00 per vehicle (Non-NV Vehicles $10.00 per vehicle)
Camping: $15.00 per vehicle, per night (Non-NV Vehicles: $20.00 per vehicle, per night)
Bike in: $2.00 per bike
Hours: Open seven days a week, 365 days a year.