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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will create delays on the main park road going up to Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. Wheeler Peak Campground will close at noon on September 2nd and portions of the Scenic Drive. Click more for details. Updated 8/25/14 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where can I hike?
Do I need a permit for the backcountry?
Where can I take my dog?
Where can I eat?
Where are the picnic areas located in the park?
Where can I fish?

Where can I obtain a Nevada fishing license?
T & D's Country Store, located in Baker.
Is there any lodging in or around Baker?
Where is the closest gas station?
What services are in the town of Baker?
What other nearby attractions are there?

Are fires permitted in the park?
Yes, fires are permitted in developed campgrounds, established primitive campsites, and picnic areas. Fires are permitted in backcountry areas below 10,000 feet, with the exception of Bristlecone pine groves.

Where can I get firewood?
Ferg's Firewood in Baker; follow the signs. 24 hour availability, self-serve. $5 per large bundle.

Dead wood on the ground may be collected in the park for use as fuel for campfires; except above 10,000 ft of elevation. Collecting anywhere near bristlecone pine groves is not permitted.

 

When was Great Basin National Park designated?
Great Basin National Park - October 27, 1986
Lehman Caves National Monument - January 24, 1922

What is the annual visitation?
The park receives approximately 90,000 visitors per year. About 50,000 people visit Lehman Caves annually.

What is the Great Basin?

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Did You Know?

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There are 48 miles of perennial streams, and over 400 springs in the South Snake Range, home to Great Basin National Park. Over 75% of wildlife species are dependent upon these riparian areas for food, water, and cover at some stage of their life cycles.