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 »
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?
Great Basin National Park is home to Lexington Arch, one of the largest limestone arches in the western United States. This six-story arch was created by the forces of weather working slowly over the span of centuries. This type of above ground limestone arch is rare.