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Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
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About Ward Charcoal Ovens
Perched in the Egan Mountain Range in eastern Nevada, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is a scenic, forested retreat.
The park features six beehive shaped charcoal ovens that were used from 1876 through 1879 to help process rich silver ore that was discovered in the area. Once mining ended, the ovens were used to shelter travelers and even had a reputation as a hideout for stagecoach bandits.
The ovens remain today and are open for touring. Visitors can also enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing while surrounded by a diversity of wildlife within the park, including mule deer, grouse and elk.
One of the last true dark skies in America...
from the National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/great-basin-night-sky.htm
"On a clear, moonless night in Great Basin National Park, thousands of stars, five of our solar system's eight planets, star clusters, meteors, man-made satellites, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. The area boasts some of the darkest night skies left in the United States. Low humidity and minimal light pollution, combined with high elevation, create a unique window to the universe.
Can you make a difference with light pollution? Yes, look at the International Dark Sky Association website."
Bureau of Land Management– Northern Nevada Correctional Center Wild Horse Adoption a Success!
ELY, Nev. — All four animals showcased at the Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries saddle-trained horse and cart-trained burro adoption event this past weekend were adopted. The event was held Saturday, Aug. 19 at the White Pine County Fairgrounds in Ely, Nev.
Three former wild horses and one burro from herd management areas located on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada were trained for approximately four months by inmate trainers in the NNCC program and offered during a competitive-bid adoption. Successful bidders paid a total of $3,000 for the animals.
With all bids starting at $150, the event’s top bid of $1,500 went for “Clifford,” an eight-year-old sorrel gelding gathered from Butte Valley in White Pine County. Juanito, the lone burro in this adoption event, sold for $500, as did the other two horses offered, Bishop and Scooter.
The successful bidders officially adopted their new horses and burro. After properly caring for their horses or burro for one year, the adopters are eligible to receive title, or ownership, from the Federal government.
The BLM uses its adoption program as the primary tool to place these iconic animals into private care. The horses or burros available for adoption typically come from overpopulated herd management areas where vegetation and water could become scarce if too many animals, including wildlife and livestock, use the area or due to emergencies whereas the health and or safety of the animal or the public are in jeopardy.
Many people have found it personally challenging and rewarding to adopt a wild horse or burro. Additionally, it is a chance to care for, and then own, a part of America’s heritage. The BLM has placed more than 235,000 wild horses and burros into private care since 1971. Many of those animals have become excellent pleasure, show, or work horses.
The next saddle-trained horse adoption and competitive-bid auction at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2017.
For more information about these special adoption events and how to adopt your own wild horse or burro visit BLM Nevada’s Wild Horse and Burro Program webpage at https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro
"Happenings" in WPC
Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Sun Sep 24, 2017
National Forest Development Road 448, NF-448, Baker, NV
Star Gazing Party Bus
5pm - 10:30pm
Elks Lodge Parking Lot
White Pine Junior/Senior High Rodeo
Fri Sep 29 through Mon Oct 2
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
OPEN DAILY: EXCEPT Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day. Also closed on Tuesdays, other than July and August.
HOURS: Gift shop and ticket desk open 8am-5pm (4pm on Sundays, later on days when trains depart later) For a walking tour arrive one hour or more prior to closing. Click for train schedule
WHERE: In the mountains of Central Nevada. 245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno. Set your GPS for 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV (at the end of E.11th Street, off of US 93)
WHY: Acclaimed as the best preserved and most original example of an American railroad facility. Passenger train rides operate on the original main line, many behind one of our original working steam engines.
PHONE: 775-289-2085 or
700 Ave I Ely, NV