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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.

Be A Junior Ranger

Become a Great Basin National Park Jr. Ranger!

Become a Great Basin National Park Jr. Ranger!

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Do you want to become a Jr. Ranger? There are a few things you need to do to become a Jr. Ranger in Great Basin National Park:

1. Attend one of these four programs:

  • Lehman Caves Tour
  • Campground Evening Program
  • Night Sky Program
  • A Ranger Talk

Have the ranger sign your booklet. Check a visitor center for program times and locations.

2. Complete the appropriate number of activities/pages in the Jr. Ranger booklet for your age:

  • 5 and under - three activities
  • 6 to 9 - five activities
  • 10 to 12 - seven activities

After completing these activities, you will review the booklet with a park ranger and be sworn in with the Jr. Ranger Pledge. Then, you will receive an official certificate and Jr. Ranger badge. Jr. Ranger books are available at any park visitor center.

This program provides an opportunity to learn about, and interact with, the park at your own pace. Have fun becoming a Jr. Ranger while you explore your National Park!

Download Great Basin National Park's Jr. Ranger book here!
>GRBA Jr. Ranger Book (12.7 MB PDF)


Check out The Junior Ranger Gazette, a newsletter published by the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the Unilever Corporation.

Did You Know?

Lexington Arch

Great Basin National Park is home to Lexington Arch, one of the largest limestone arches in the western United States. This six-story arch was created by the forces of weather working slowly over the span of centuries. This type of above ground limestone arch is rare.