Ely KOA

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 ATV 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 and a Deluxe Cabin - complete with a full bath, kitchenette and LP gas grill. Family fun includes a playground, nightly outdoor movies, scavenger hunts and ice cream socials. Two dog walk areas and on-site corrals keep your four-legged travel companions happy. Max pull thru: 90 feet.

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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

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 8-9, 2020

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 8th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 9th for just $20.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 9 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

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Local Area

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 wide range of plant and animal habitats. Open all year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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Lehman Caves

Most highly decorated limestone solution caverns in the western United States. Contain stalactites, stalagmites and other unique formations. Guided 90 minute tours are conducted daily from the Visitor Center. The temperatures remain about 50 degrees all year, so warm clothing is recommended.

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The Ghost Train of Old Ely

Guided walking tours of the railroad facility offered daily from May through October. Exhibitions include general office, depot and dispatcher's office. Tour the roundhouse, machine and blacksmith shops, Historic rolling stock of steam, diesel and electric locomotive and turn-of-the-century passenger and freight cars. Train travels around downtown Ely, then passes through Tunnel #1, one of the few "curved" tunnels in the world, and up scenic Robinson Canyon. Or you can enjoy the scenic "Hiline" route through the Steptoe Valley powered by a vintage Alco RS-3 Diesel engine.

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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Walking guided tours offered during operating season. Exhibits include general offices, depot, engine house, machine blacksmith shops, historic rolling stock of steam, diesel and electric locomotive and turn of the century passenger and freight cars. Tours take approximately 45 minutes. Open Tuesday thru Sunday. Tour times are 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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