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Cave Lake State Park

Cave Lake State Park is a year-round park that offers outstanding recreational opportunities. It features a 32-acre reservoir and provides excellent trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking. Winter activities include ice-skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling.

Hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy a five-mile interpretive trail above the lake campground area or travel the three-mile trail along Steptoe Creek.

Cave Lake is also home of the annual Great Bathtub Boat Racesthe Fire and Ice Festival, and the Rotary Ice Fishing Derby.

Overnight camp sites number 36 at the lake and 16 at Elk Flat, a couple miles from the lake.  Elk Flat offers hot showers during the summer season.  Dump disposal facilities are available.  There is no phone or power service at the lake and camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping fees are charged per vehicle and are payable in the campgrounds.

A fee is charged to enter the park.

Visit the Nevada State Parks website for more information.

The park is eight miles south of Ely on U.S. 93, turning onto Success Summit road (State route 486) and continuing east for seven miles.