Our KOA is a beautiful Oasis, where the high desert meets the mountains of the Great Basin National Park

The Ely KOA proves there's more to Nevada than casinos and neon. It's where high desert meets the mountains of Great Basin National Park, with meadows, forests, wildflowers, streams and lakes - and the fascinating marble/limestone formations of Lehman Caves. Explore ghost towns left behind from the 19th-century silver rush. Ride the Ghost Train of Ely for a trip into the past. Recreation includes hiking and OHV trails, garnet hunting, fishing, boating and swimming on Cave Lake. Fishing supplies available at KOA. Enjoy a beautiful RV Site with a patio area, private lawn and LP gas grill. Or choose an extra-long pull thru. If primitive is your thing, you'll love the lush, grassy Tent Sites and Camping Kitchen. This campground has rustic comfy Cabins, authentic Tipi's, and several Deluxe Cabins - complete with full baths, kitchenettes and LP gas grills. Family fun includes a playground, volleyball & basketball courts, horseshoe pits, cornhole  & even a croquet set are available. Two dog walk areas and on-site corrals keep your four-legged travel companions happy. Max pull thru: 90 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 9-10, 2022

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 9 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 10 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Nevada Northern Railway Museum

The Nevada Northern Railway Complex is the best-preserved, least altered, and most complete main yard complex remaining from the steam railroad era. This well preserved short-line railway draws visitors from all over the world to ride on its queens of steam and historic diesel engines.Murals, art galleries and a sculpture garden decorate the historic downtown.Immerse yourself in historic railroad experiences:

1100 Avenue A

Ely, NV 89301

775-289-2085

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Ward Charcoal Ovens

These ovens are located about 18 miles south of Ely on the Cave Valley road, which branches from US 6-50-93 some seven miles from the traffic light in East Ely. These huge ovens are still in excellent condition. The six beehive-shaped ovens are approximately 30 feet high, and were said to contain 35 cords of wood when full.

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Garnet Hill

Nationally known rockhounding area is famous for its dark red garnets found in volcanic rock. Come and find your own Garnets!

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Great Basin National Park

This National Park is a tribute to the unique Great Basin region in the western United States. An extensive series of mountain ranges and wide valleys spread over Nevada, Utah, and portions of California, Oregon, and Idaho. Dramatic mountain peaks, lush meadows, clear mountain streams and alpine lakes, fascinating limestone caves, and sweeping scenic vistas. Great Basin boasts a wide range of plant and animal habitats. Open all year from 8 am to 5 pm seven days a week except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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