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Description - This scenic central eastern Nevada Region offers visitors to the area many differing recreational opportunities. These include fishing, gem collecting, bathing in mineral pools, viewing the wildlife amongst other activities.

Attractions - The Ely Region supplies various recreational opportunities for visitors to the area, these include:

Camping: There are several camping areas these are included in the Cleve Creek Campground and Meadow Valley Campground. Both these sites offer additional recreational facilities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, barbecuing, and scenic viewing. Illipah Reservoir provides additional as well as trout fishing.

Recreation Area: Ward Mountain Recreation Area provides over 20 miles of trails for hiking, trail biking, cross country skiing, motorcycling and snow machining through the pinyon and juniper forested slopes of Ward Mountain. Campers and picnickers can enjoy this beautiful site, jointly administered by the Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service.

Picnicking Areas: Ash Springs picnic area allows visitors to slip into the warm, mineral waters of this small desert oasis. People can relax in the comfort of natural spring-fed mineral pools. There is also great opportunity for observing songbirds. The springs provide habitat for the endangered White River springfish.

Gem collecting: Gems from the earth are available for collectors at Garnet Fields Rockhounding Area. Picnicking is popular at the recreation site which is near 7000 feet in elevation. Garnet Hill is also an excellent location to view the colorful excavations at the massive open pit copper mines near Ruth, Nevada.

Recreation - Facilities in this Bureau of Land Management Region include, wildlife viewing, bird watching, scenic viewing, camping, fishing, gem collecting, bathing in mineral pools, picnicking, winter sports, mountain biking and OHVs.

Climate - The area's climate is typical of northern Nevada's desert country. Rainfall is slight, averaging less than 6 inches annually. Clear, sunny skies are the rule, with summer daytime temperatures peaking near 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Location - The Ely Region is located towards central-eastern Nevada. The recreational areas are supplied by highways 50, 93 and 6.


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Contact Information:
Ely Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, HC 33 P.O. Box 33500 , Ely, NV, 89301-9408, Phone: 775-289-1800

Additional Information:
Central Nevada - This area spans the center of Nevada, straddling U.S. Hwy. 50. It is often referred to as Pony Express Territory because U.S. Hwy. 50 parallels the historic Pony Express route.
Nevada BLM Lands - Scattered throughout the state, the Nevada BLM lands range from cliff dominate-river channels, sweeping panoramas from high-elevation pinyon-juniper mountains to stark and expansive white playas, geologic wonders, and wide-open spaces.
South-Central Nevada - Often called the "Pioneer Territory", the area contains natural wonders from the Death Valley National Park to the Toiyabe and Monitor mountain ranges. The land is also dotted with the ruins of old mining towns.

Links:
Ely BLM Field Office - Official BLM website

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