Road Work at Great Basin National Park
The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the day on October 14th. Lower Lehman Campground will be closed for the day on October 15th. Click more for details. Updated 10/9/14 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?
The Bonneville cutthroat trout is the only trout native to Great Basin National Park and East Central Nevada. Ancestors of the current Bonneville cutthroat trout were abundant in ancient Lake Bonneville 16,000 to 18,000 years ago, the remnant of what is now the Great Salt Lake in Utah.