• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Closed

    A small smoldering fire near the trail has caused the closure of the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail. park staff is observing the fire. Check back here to get an update whne the trail will open. Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone Trail are open. More »

  • 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 »

  • Travel Not Recommended - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Above 8,000 Feet

    Snow and ice may make travel on Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive unsafe, travel is not recommended at this time. Warmer weather later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014

  • 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.

Kids Online

WebRangers is a great website for kids!

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There are many fun, interactive, and educational government agency websites for kids. Just explore the links below.

Jr. Rangers
>WebRangers! Cool, interactive National Park Service website with educational games, programs and activities for kids.

>Junior Ranger Gazette, Newsletter published by the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the Unilever Corporation.

>NPS Kidszone provides fun online activities for kids.

General
>Kids on the Web, U.S. Department of Interior Webpage for kids with links to other agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wildlife
>Encyclopedia of Life: http://www.eol.org/
This free, online encyclopedia (including photos and maps) will eventually document all of the 1.8 million species and other organisms that thrive around the planet.

>Kids Planet, games and activities for kids and curriculum for teachers in Spanish and English.

>Ranger Rick's Kid Zone, National Wildlife Federation's discovery Website for kids.

Safety
>Lightning Safety, NOAA.gov for kids

>FEMA for Kids, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Climate Change
>Climate Change Kids Site, by the Environmental Protection Agency

>Kids Saving Energy, U.S Department of Energy

>Earth Science Enterprise, NASA

Exploring the World of the Underground
>Kid's Cave, American Cave Conservation Association

Fire Management
>Fire & Aviation Management for Kids (What is a fire? Fire facts & quiz, Jr. Firefighter Program), National Park Service

>Kids Fire Related Links; Fire Education

Exploring the Universe
>Space Science & Activities, NASA

>Star Child Learning Center, NASA

>Earth & Moon Viewer, Index Librorum Liberorum by John Walker

Did You Know?

Mountain Lion

Great Basin National Park's mountain lions feed primarily on mule deer but also include porcupines, rabbits, bighorn sheep, beaver, elk, marmots, and small rodents in their diets.