United States Nevada Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Six beehive-shaped historic ovens from the 1870s, nestled within a park offering scenic outdoor activities and historical insight.

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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, located off the Loneliest Road in America, is a hidden gem that's definitely worth a visit. The park features six massive beehive-shaped ovens, which were built in the late 19th century to produce charcoal for use in the nearby mines. Visitors can explore the ovens and learn about their history through exhibits and interpretive signs. The park is also a great spot for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing, with opportunities to see deer, elk, and other wildlife. Nearby, visitors can explore the historic town of Ely or the beautiful Lehman Caves in the Great Basin National Park.

chiefseeker 1 year ago

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park Guides

  • The Loneliest Road in America

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    If you are a fan of long and serene drives, then the Nevada portion of Route 50 is the perfect destination. Known as the "Loneliest Road in America," this 287-mile stretch of road offers a unique and unforgettable road trip experience. The road may be long and barren, but it boasts some stunning natural beauty and historic landmarks, including ghost towns and mining communities that are frozen in time. Be cautious while embarking on this journey and ensure to fill the tank at every gas station along the way, as you never know when the next one will appear. Welcome to the Loneliest Road in America!