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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 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?

non-native plant, cheatgrass

One of the major ecological threats to the sagebrush-dominated Great Basin ecosystem is the introduction and spread of dozens of species of non-native plants. The most important of these, cheatgrass (or downy brome) covers the largest area: 25 million acres, one-third of the area of the Great Basin.