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.
After-Hours Cave Photography
Great Basin National Park may schedule after-hour cave tours to take amateur and commercial photographers into Lehman Caves for filming or photography activities. A Special Use Permit is required, and must be approved before activities can commence. The permit applies only in the cave. Commerical photography in other areas of the park requires a Filming Permit.
Terms and Conditions
The permitee will be subject to the following permit conditions.
Obtaining a Permit
A $25 non-refundable administrative processing fee is required for all applicants, regardless of whether or not the permit is issued. The processing fee must accompany the application. Please make payment payable to the National Park Service. If your request is approved, you will be charged an additional $60 per hour, which is the cost of personnel required to monitor the filming or photography activity.
Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. If faxed or emailed, a credit card number must be provided for payment. Emailed applications will need to be signed upon arrival.
Mail applications to:
Fax applications to (775) 234-7590.
Did You Know?
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.