East Creek Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters

Located high on the slopes of the Schell Creek Range in the Duck Creek Basin, sitting in the middle of an alder, pinyon and juniper forest, East Creek Campground offers a wide range of recreation opportunities to the forest visitor. Hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicle riding are just some of the popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the area. Elevation is 7,400 feet, located approximately 20 miles from Ely, Nevada.  

The campground has 12 newly improved sites and 3 vault toilets. All sites have picnic and serving tables, campfire rings and grills. 

Water is not provided at this campground. This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility.

Need to Know

Natural Features

East Creek, a perennial stream, runs directly through the picnic area and many birds make it their home during the spring and summer seasons. 

Nearby Attractions

Cave Lake State Park and Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park are both a few miles from Ely. Interesting historic stone ovens and an interpretive trail are available there. The Northern Nevada Railway in Ely has a museum and offers train rides.


The Ranger Trail can be accessed from this campground. The Ranger Trail is a designated OHV trail that also accommodates hiking and mountain biking use as well. The 30-mile Success Loop Scenic Drive is also in the area, with views of high desert and mountain terrain.

Changes & Cancellations

All change and cancellation requests should be done through Recreation.gov.

Contact Information


825 Ave E Ely NV 89301

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 775-289-3031 Ely Ranger District

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

The East Creek Campground is located approximately 20 miles from Ely, Nevada. Travel north on Highway 93 to the town of McGill. From McGill, go north approximately 3 miles on Highway 93 to the Duck Creek Basin turnoff. Proceed east on Duck Creek Basin Road and turn left at the sign for East Creek Campground.

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