Timber Creek Campground is located in Duck Creek Basin, high on the Schell Creek Range, in eastern Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 8,500 feet, approximately 25 miles from the small city of Ely. Visitors to the area enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing and off-road vehicle riding, among other activities.


Timber Creek is a perennial stream with rainbow and brook trout fishing. The High Schells Wilderness can be accessed from a trailhead located a half-mile up the road from the campground. 

The 30-mile Success Loop Scenic Drive is located in the Duck Creek Basin with views of the surrounding high desert and mountain terrain. 

Access to the Ranger OHV Trail is located below the campground and offers recreational opportunities for OHVs, horseback, mountain bikes and hiking. 


The campground has five group campsites, which serve varying sizes of groups between 25-100 people. Some sites require a short walk from the parking area, on a bridge over Timber Creek, to access the site pad.

All sites have picnic and serving tables, a campfire ring and a grill. Vault toilets and drinking water is provided. This is a "pack it in, pack it out" site, with no trash collection service.

Natural Features

The campground is situated in a dense forest of Engelmann spruce, aspen and white fir trees, which offers partial shade and beautiful fall color. Timber Creek flows past the campground. High Schells Wilderness sits immediately ajacent to the campground and has multiple peaks greater than 11,000 ft. in elevation. 

Nearby Attractions

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park is a few miles southeast of Ely, providing an opportunity to see interesting historic stone ovens and hike an interpretive trail. The Northern Nevada Railway in Ely has a museum and offers train rides.

Cave Lake State Park is a few miles south of Duck Creek Basin along the Success Loop Road.
Show More ▾

Campground Matrix

Set alerts at more campgrounds to increase your odds of getting a place to stay! Below is a list of the closest campgrounds supported on Campflare. Or, view all campgrounds in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters.

Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Bird Creek Campground
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters
Ward Mtn. Campground (Murray Summit)
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters
Upper Lehman Campground
Great Basin National Park
33.6mi 81%
Lower Lehman Campground
Great Basin National Park
33.7mi 73%
Grey Cliffs Campground
Great Basin National Park
35.7mi 75%
South Ruby Campground
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters
of Campflare users received a notification for Timber Creek Campground

Campalytics™ Loading

Made with ❤️ in Mammoth Lakes, powered by Recreation.gov
This site is not endorsed by recreation.gov. A Vay project.