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Cave Lake State Park, Ely

#38 of 63 in Nature in Nevada
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Cave Lake State Park is a public recreation area occupying more than 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) in the Schell Creek Range, adjacent to Humboldt National Forest, in White Pine County, Nevada. The state park is located at an elevation of 7,300 feet (2,200 m) five miles (8.0 km) southeast of Ely and is accessed via U.S. Route 50 and Success Summit Road. It features a 32-acre (13 ha) reservoir for fishing and flat-wake boating.
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  • Beautiful lake near Ely, NV. You can see the beauty all around you although some you need to imagine since the lake is very low right now in October 2020. I'd love to come back here after the snow...  more »
  • Coolest little find on the way through to Utah. Low foot traffic on hiking trails, beautiful scenery, perfect ratio of shade to blazing sun while hiking. Did the cave lake lookout trail with my...  more »
  • A beautiful secluded lake. A great spot for picnicking or kayaking. Be sure to bring your water sandals if you plan to kayak- the shoreline entry area is muddy.  more »
  • I almost do not want to review this place or give it a one star but I cannot. My wife and I love this place with a passion! We found it on a road trip exploring some of the more remote places in Nevada and fell in love! We love to swim here and just hang out in general. The water is cold but amazingly beautiful to swim in with a floating dock for climbing on and jumping off. The surrounding scenery is amazing. This place is like heaven and very well maintained by the State of Nevada. The entrance fee is only five dollars and trust me, it is money well spent!
  • This is one of the very best NV State Parks. There are campsites, picnic areas, hiking trails, wildlife and a wonderful lake for swimming and fishing. Photo-ops are everywhere. I got great pics of hummingbirds and other colorful birds and I walked the trail around the entire lake. The Park is very well maintained. Thank you to all the Rangers who protect this wildlife area. It is a beautiful place.
  • Great place! Fishing was slow but worth the scenery.... Go further up the main road and theres some dispersed camp sites by the stream if your looking for a more frugal spot. I recommend it! Picture is from the mountain top across the valley from the state park. Amazing drive! Rough dirt and rocks and kinda hard to find. Worth it though! Enjoy!!!
  • This atate park is a very nice park. Not a huge park but just big enough to enjoy a couple days away to escape the hot desert heat kn the summer. There's hiking, swimming and fishing. Bring your kayak to enjoy the lake. The fishing is amazing! Nice public bathrooms that are very clean. We really enjoyed our stay.
  • Great place for a weekend getaway. My wife and I spent to nights camping and fishing here. The campground is nice the camp site are fairly spaced out. There's water taps all around the campground. These is restroom with running water and also shower rooms. Also the fish was good.

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