Telephones not working at Great Basin National Park
The park is experiencing an outage with all incoming and outgoing telephone calls. We hope to resolve this issue soon.
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.
The following list is for use in Great Basin National Park, North and South Snake Ranges, and Spring and Snake Valleys, White Pine County and Millard County, UT. It is based on museum searches and field observations conducted as part of the Servicewide Inventory and Monitoring Program.
Amphibians (Class Amphibia)
True Toads (Family Bufonidae)
Western Toad (Bufo Boreas)
Woodhouse’s Toad (bufo woodhousei)
True Frogs (Family Ranidae)
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbiana)
Spadefoots (Family Pelobatidae)
Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontanus)
> Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Great Basin National Park & Vicinity (1,876 KB PDF File)
Did You Know?
The Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.