The State Park offers year round recreational opportunities. Cake lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is well known to contain trophy sized German brown trout.
A few miles southeast from Ely takes you to Cave Lake State Park, an interesting mountain lake that is situated on the flanks of Cleve Creek Baldy peak to the south-southwest of South Schell Peak. To get there take US Highway 93 to Ely, south of Ely head up Nevada Highway 486 to Cave Lake.
Summer Activities: swimming, hiking, camping and the Annual Bathtub Races.
Winter Activities: ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, as well as the White Pine County Fire and Ice Show.