Timber Creek Campground

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Overview

Timber Creek Campground is located in Duck Creek Basin, high on the Schell Creek Range, in eastern Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 8,500 feet, approximately 25 miles from the small city of Ely. Visitors to the area enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing and off-road vehicle riding, among other activities.

Recreation

Timber Creek is a perennial stream with rainbow and brook trout fishing. The High Schells Wilderness can be accessed from a trailhead located a half-mile up the road from the campground. 



The 30-mile Success Loop Scenic Drive is located in the Duck Creek Basin with views of the surrounding high desert and mountain terrain. 

Access to the Ranger OHV Trail is located below the campground and offers recreational opportunities for OHVs, horseback, mountain bikes and hiking. 

Facilities

The campground has five group campsites, which serve varying sizes of groups between 25-100 people. Some sites require a short walk from the parking area, on a bridge over Timber Creek, to access the site pad.



All sites have picnic and serving tables, a campfire ring and a grill. Vault toilets and drinking water is provided. This is a "pack it in, pack it out" site, with no trash collection service.

Natural Features

The campground is situated in a dense forest of Engelmann spruce, aspen and white fir trees, which offers partial shade and beautiful fall color. Timber Creek flows past the campground. High Schells Wilderness sits immediately ajacent to the campground and has multiple peaks greater than 11,000 ft. in elevation. 

Nearby Attractions

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park is a few miles southeast of Ely, providing an opportunity to see interesting historic stone ovens and hike an interpretive trail. The Northern Nevada Railway in Ely has a museum and offers train rides.

Cave Lake State Park is a few miles south of Duck Creek Basin along the Success Loop Road.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Timber Creek North Fork Trail, NVEly, NV
  • Cave Lake Overlook Trail, NVEly, NV
  • Ward Mountain Trail via Ward Mountain Campground, NVEly, NV
  • Wheeler Peak Trail, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV
  • Alpine Lakes Trail, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV
  • Sky Islands Forest Trail, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV
  • Bristlecone Pine Trail, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV
  • Osceola Ditch Intepretive Trail, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV
  • Lehman Creek Trail, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV
  • Lehman Cave, NVGreat Basin National Park, NV

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