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.
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Starts: 08/19/2022 - Ends: 08/22/2022
The White Pine County Fair returns to the WPC fairground on August 19-21, with all the fun of a county fair. Activities include, 3 days of live music, BBQ, crafts, vendors, 4H exhibits, livestock auctions, and more. Grab the entire family and Visit Ely Nevada for 3 days of fun at the oldest horse racing event in Nevada.
Starts: 08/19/2022 - Ends: 08/22/2022
**POST TIME FOR HORSE RACING**
Friday @ 3:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 P.M. In addition to pari-mutuel betting, activities include; 3 days of live music, BBQ, crafts, vendors, 4H exhibits, livestock auctions, and more. Grab the entire family and visit Ely, Nevada for 3 days of fun at the oldest horse racing event in Nevada. A safe bet for a fabulously exciting time is the White Pine Horse Races in Ely, NV. This iconic event has been taking place since the 1920s and draws thousands of people from all over the country. Featuring exciting, live action racing of thoroughbreds and quarter horses; complete with pari-mutuel betting, bar, concessions and the County Fair. Post time 3 pm Fri., Aug. 19; and 1 pm Sat. & Sun., Aug. 20-21. Free admission on Friday. On Sat. & Sun. $5. See you at the Races! Located halfway between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Originally organized in 1934, the races were formed by local ranchers and business people in an effort to overcome the depression blues. Some of the people involved in the formation of the races were Bill Goodman, Frank Calloway and Stan Draper. This group ran the races until 1937 when the county helped by forming a Fair Board. The first chairman of the board was Tom Bath, a local business owner. A year later, they would build a new race track and grandstand which is still in use. The White Pine County Fair returns to the WPC fairground on August 19-21, with all the fun of a county fair. Activities include; 3 days of live music, BBQ, crafts, vendors, 4H exhibits, livestock auctions, and more. Grab the entire family and Visit Ely Nevada for 3 days of fun at the oldest horse racing event in Nevada. Pari-mutuel betting is the most common form of horse racing betting. The term actually originated in France, and literally translates “to wager amongst ourselves”. Unlike most other forms of betting, the odds are not fixed. Rather than placing a bet against the race track, like one would with a bookie, horse racing bettors are wagering against each other. For this reason, the payouts on a single wager could range anywhere from less than the actual amount wagered, to astronomical amounts. Come down to the fairgrounds early on Friday and check out all the excitement of the Ranch Rodeo. Contestants compete in events like bronc riding, barrel racing, roping, and even mutton busting for the kids. Located at the White Pine County Fair Grounds on Fairview Lane next to the Marich Softball Complex. See their website for a list of events and prices.
To guarantee your campsite, a deposit equal to at least your first night will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation. Make your online reservations anytime, day or night, at KOA.com. You'll receive a confirmation email from the campground once you complete your reservation.
Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your short term reservation, please call the campground directly before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable. ++Monthly or long term stays have separate cancellation policies++
Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.RV & Tent Sites: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Notify this KOA by 4 p.m. two days before your scheduled arrival.Camping Cabins: 7 days cancellation notice required. Please notify this KOA one week before your scheduled arrival.Deluxe Cabins & Unique Accommodations: These units may have special deposit and cancellation requirements. Please check with this KOA campground location when making your reservations.Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.Holidays and special events holidays and events require a 2 night minimum stay and All Holiday and Event Weekends reservations including Cabins and Tipi's have a "no deposit refund" policy; as well as a no date change policy.