• Grand Palace

    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.

Spring Creek Rearing Station

The Nevada Department of Wildlife operates four fish culture facilities which produce trout for stocking into public waters. Spring Creek Rearing Station is one such facility that is located southeast of the Park on the road to Snake Creek Canyon.

Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. Group tours can be arranged by contacting the hatchery supervisor at (775) 234-7319 prior to a planned visit. Station staff will gladly answer questions about the facility and its operations.

The rearing station differs from a traditional hatchery in that fish are not hatched here. The facility receives young fish which are then reared to larger size before release. On average, fish remain at the Spring Creek Rearing Station for 9-10 months at which time they are released in public waters for anglers to catch. The rearing station raises approximately 125,000 catchable-size trout per year.

Did You Know?

Bristlecone Pine; photographed by Kathy Billings

Many of Great Basin National Park's bristlecone pines were growing at the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids. Not only are the trees themselves old, but the needles alone can be 25-40 yrs old!