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    Great Basin

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the day on October 14th. Lower Lehman Campground will be closed for the day on October 15th. Click more for details. Updated 10/9/14 More »

  • Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed

    The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.

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Park employees share experiences, happenings, and information and share their stories in their fields of expertise and observations.

Springtime in Great Basin National Park

April 20, 2013 Posted by: Ranger Aileen

Ranger Aileen explores the many options for a springtime visit to Great Basin National Park.

 

Crawling Creatures of the Cave

May 18, 2011 Posted by: Ranger Steve

Discovery is a word that has been attributed to Lehman Cave many times. The cave continues to reveal secrets of its geologic and biologic history, its cultural history, and we always learning more about cave life...

 

Did You Know?

Sagebrush

The Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.