Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, Ely

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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is an area designated for historic preservation and public recreation located 20 miles (32 km) south of the town of Ely in White Pine County, Nevada. The 700-acre (280 ha) state park protects beehive-shaped charcoal ovens constructed in the latter half of the 19th century.
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  • I grew up in the area. Before it was a State Park, many people and families used to picnic here. It was cool in the summer and with a fire in the middle, it was cozy in the winter. In the '80s...  more »
  • We have been to a few Charcoal Ovens in the West over the years. This is a nicely kept park with good information boards posted to read. We were they in the snow which made it fun to play in too...  more »
  • Best example I have ever found of these ovens. Very well preserved. Very clean park. Good trails that cross a very surprising rushing creek. Highly recommend.
  • Neat piece of history. Only takes a Max of 30 minutes to read the info and your the furnaces. There are trails if you enjoy the hiking

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