Ely, Nevada

Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground)

Ely, Nevada



Ely, Nevada
Phone: (775) 296-1505

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $17 6/2015

Latitude: 39.1845875682502
Longitude: -114.715759500198

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

15 Reviews

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nightofstars

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

About 7 miles off the main highway, it was a good find for when tired. Have to stay on signed road well so you get where you need to. A more remote type of campground but a reasonable situation. This place has a water spigot on your site, 3 showers or so & 3 restrooms. It is better to arrive before dark because it can be a bit daunting to find a spot in darkness. We ended up too far into the mountain & had to turn around so be careful to follow signs closely & do not arrive after dark if you can help it. They wouldn't allow anything over a 7 day stay which I think Nevada should change. That is too short. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Tent.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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oldmac

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, well maintained campground. Looks like the sites have recently been leveled and repaved with fine crushed stone. Several large sites along with some small tent sites. All have trees though they are not tall enough to provide full shade in summer. There is a short stretch of unpaved road up to the campground and the roads within the campground are gravel but all are well maintained. Dump station is located at intersection with main park road. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Senior Camper

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 3 nights on our way to Utah. We stayed in the Elk Flat Campground as we heard the one nearest the lake was tight and hard to maneuver. The site we had took some time to get level, but we were fine. We had one with a great view. The sites were spotless. Someone had raked everything and it looked great. We were here in Sept so we almost had the place to ourselves. We looked at the Cave Lake Campground later, but we were very glad that we stayed where we did. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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steammaker

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park that was very peaceful. Sites are far from level front to back, but was fine for us in our 33' TT. We were at the Lakeview CG closer to the lake at had great swimming and fishing. This park is very well maintained. We will probably come back for a longer stay. It does take a little skill to drive around in a rig our size, but was quite doable. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Michael Kibler

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We maneuvered our 35' Coach into a site at the Lakeview campground. It was tight and we suffered some damage to our Coach getting into the site. It was also narrow in the front of the site so we could only get our living room slide open about 90%. But the site was beautiful. It was also not totally level front to back and so we had to put blocks under our front levelers raising the front tires about 9" off the ground. The sites are more for Tent Campers, Trailers or 5th Wheels. There was no view of the lake, but we were surrounded by a lot of trees. The site had a picnic table and a fire pit and a lot of room for our camp chairs and portable BBQ. There is one pull-through site, but it was occupied. The restrooms were a little walk away but were very clean. The lake has a number of picnic areas and is in a scenic setting with mountains in the background. The other campground, Elk Flats, is the first campground and is about 3 miles or so from the lake. The sites there are a little more open, not as much shade, and may be a little roomier, but not much. Great Basin National Park (about 60 miles away), Bristlecone Pine hike where you see trees that are over 4000 years old and the Lehman Cave tour are a great experience. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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JCLC

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

I was just checking comments from my last visit (June 2009) and I wouldn't change a thing. Great, scenic park. Very relaxing after driving across the state on US 50. One thing I wish for: better marked trails. We have a dickens of a time finding trailheads ;-) Otherwise, worth the 7-mile drive off of 50 for the beauty. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted, there are actually two campgrounds, Elk Flat & Lake View. Elk Flat is the CG that you come to first just as you enter the park. The dump station and fresh water fill are located at the entrance to this CG. (There are also fresh water taps throughout the CG, but to fill a tank, the dump station is easy to get to.) Elk Flat CG appears to be newer and more easily maneuvered in a larger RV. Most of the spaces are nice sized but leveling will be an issue in some of the sites. The sites are well spaced and many have great views. Lake View CG is about a mile further into the park and right next to the lake. Many of the sites in this CG are small and leveling can be very difficult. we are only 27 feet long(motorhome) and thought that we would fit into this CG. We did find a site long enough, but we were not able to level the RV. We ended up staying in Elk Flat and were glad that we did. It has a much more open and calm feel than Lake View. This park appears to be very well maintained. The gravel in the sites was recently raked and the fire pits were very clean. Good short trips are up to Success Summit, a steep gravel road with nice views and over to Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park.If you are a birder you will love the park, lots of bird watching to do. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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jor

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in this great park for 8 days. We got our 36-footer into one of the tight, unlevel sites but were able to move up to the one pull-through the next day. Able to level and had a wonderful view. No cell but we got MiFi reception at the pull through. Satellite (roof mount) wouldn't work but who needs it! The rangers and their helpers, as seems to be the case in all Nevada parks, we're friendly and courteous. If you have a big rig, swing wide at the entry as it's more than a 90 degree turn and be very careful of the overhanging trees and narrow cattle guard. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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billie'smom

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a beautiful place. We parked here for 2 nights. There is one pull-through, we had to back in to another site and it was tight. I think this park stays fairly full, although the camping sites are fairly private. The lake is stunning. There is water available and biking and hiking. Everyone we saw fishing were catching their limits. We would definitely come here again. It is wild looking. We heard elk the first night. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bruce and Sue

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Nevada State Park with two campgrounds, Lakeside and Elk Flats. Lakeside is tighter and not suitable for anything much over 30' due to the tight turns. Elk Flats has a couple of sites that could fit larger RVs. Sites are generally level with excellent separation from your neighbors via distance and the pinion/juniper forest. Each site has a picnic table, lantern post, tent pad and fire ring Cave Lake is pretty lake that is suitable for fishing (NV state record rainbow was caught there), picnicking, hiking and swimming. A drive up Success Loop Road (not in your RV) is definitely worth while. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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JCLC

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful park for smaller campers. Our camper is 25' long, and it fit lengthwise into the gorgeous, private sites. We barely fit with our slide room and steps out, though, but the squeeze was worth it. Cool nights in Nevada (and beautiful stars), very pretty lake, private sites with table, and fire ring. We are now convinced that US 50 is THE way to cross Nevada (rather than dull old 80 to the north) and we will definitely stay here again. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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NwJeeper

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Did not find evidence of any pull through sites as previously mentioned. We have a 37' motorhome and pull a Jeep. If you have anything larger DONT COME HERE! There is only one place to turn around and we made the mistake of going up to the lake "campground" which is really small and there is absolutely no place to turn a big rig if you have a towed vehicle. TAll this being said it is our type of campground, no pool, no clubhouse, just nature and a great setting. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Vegas Tom

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice State park that we have camped in for many years. While not having all of the amenities that some expect, it does offer a nice quiet lake camping experience. The showers and restrooms are clean, and the state park people have always been most friendly. It is also very near Ely, NV and the amenities that it offers, including the Northern Nevada railroad. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Amls

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend, arriving on Wednesay. We travel/live in a 38 foot motorhome and there were only 2 sites that could accommodate us and our tow vehicle. Both of these site were at the newer Elk Flat campground which is a little over a mile away from the lake. The campground does offer flush toilets and pay showers as well as fresh water and a dump station. The campground is well maintained and peaceful, even after it filled up for the long weekend. It is close enough to Ely to make a visit into town easy. Also close by is Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park which is definitely worth visiting. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Motorhome.

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meandmine

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. We camped at Cave Lake State Park (Elk Flat Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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