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Ruby Marsh Campground

Elevation: 6,200 Feet (1932.7 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 35 Campsites
Reservation Status: Accepted Sites 7 - 16 are reservable by calling the National Recreation Reservation System at: 1-877-444-6777


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General Description

Located on the west shore of Ruby Lake, the campground provides access for several recreational activities. The Cherry Springs area located in the southwestern corner of the Rubies is home to a herd of wild horses. Horses can usually be found around springs and waterholes. The Overland Stage and Pony Express Routes (1862-1869) is located at the far southern tip of the Rubies only 10 miles from Ruby Marsh campground. Today, it is the Overland Pass Road (county rd 006) which connects the State Highway 46 on the west side of the Rubies to State Highway 767 on the east side of the Rubies.

The Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located 2 miles north of the campground on the southeastern tip of the Rubies, offers visitor information, nature photography, waterfowl hunting, bass and trout fishing, hiking, and other recreation opportunities. The Gallagher State Fish Hatchery is located between the campground and Refuge Office.

Activities and Facilities: Camping, group camping, drinking water, restrooms and fishing.

Directions from Ely: Take County road 003 north until the intersection with County road 792. Take 792 until the campground entrance. The campground sits on the mid-west shore of Ruby Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through Late September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping Call for Current Fee Per Night. Plus $3 per vehicl



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping
Yes
ICON Nature Study The site provides a 2 mile access to the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Yes
ICON Fishing
Yes
ICON Group Picnicking
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The site provides a 2 mile access to the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Yes
ICON Bird Identification The site provides a 2 mile access to the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Yes
ICON Picnicking
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife The site provides a 2 mile access to the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Yes
ICON Swimming & Waterplay The sites gives access to Ruby Lake.
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson Street , Carson City, NV, 89701

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