The Illipah reservoir campground is a No-Fee area managed by the BLM. Amenities include shade structures, pit toilets, and pull through sites for trailers. Potable water is unavailable at this site. The Illipah reservoir is a popular fishing spot and sees high use during summer months
After staging at the Illipah Campground, trails exist towards the south and southeast of the reservoir. Multiple loop options are available by departing on USFS Road 59199. Riding is fast with few fence crossings. Most routes will fit a full size 4wd.
Many historic mining areas can be found in this region, so be aware of open mine shafts. The abandoned ghost town of Hamilton on the west side of the Illipah trail system is a popular stop in the area.
Illipah Reservoir is 37 miles west of Ely on Highway 50, turn south at the sign for Illipah Reservoir and continue .1 mile to a road junction, turn left and continue 1.3 miles to the Campground.
Land Manager: US Bureau of Land Management
Camping Areas: Camping is available at the Illipah Campground managed by the BLM. The shared use site includes limited amenities including pit toilets, Shade Structures. Hunting/shooting is not allowed within developed recreation sites.