• Grand Palace

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • 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.

  • Astronomy Programs to Resume August 23rd

    After a safety review Astronmy Programs will begin again on a trial basis on August 23rd. More »

  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Beginning July 8, 2014 and continuing through the end of August there will be road work at Great Basin National Park on paved roads throughout the park. Delays of 10 minutes or less may occur. Updated 8/12/2014 More »

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?

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.