• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Closed

    A small smoldering fire near the trail has caused the closure of the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail. park staff is observing the fire. Check back here to get an update whne the trail will open. Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone Trail are open. More »

  • 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 »

  • Travel Not Recommended - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Above 8,000 Feet

    Snow and ice may make travel on Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive unsafe, travel is not recommended at this time. Warmer weather later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014

  • 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.

Doing Business With The Park

If you are interested in conducting business activities within Great Basin National Park, such as providing commercial visitor services, commercial filming and photography, non-profit organization activities, or holding a special event, you must first apply for and obtain a Special Use Permit, Filming Permit, or Commercial Use Authorization. Those interested in conducting research inside park boundaries must obtain a Research Permit.

Special Use Permits
Special Use Permits are required for nontraditional or unusual uses and activities, such as weddings or special events.

Filming Permits
Filming permits are required for any commercial filming or still photography in the park. An abbreviated permit is issued to those interested in After-Hours Cave Photography.

Commercial Use Authorization
Commercial Use Authorizations are required of all operators who provide any and all goods, activities, agreements or other services to the general public which take place, at least in part, in the park.
Questions about permit requirements can be directed to the Special Uses Coordinator by email or by phone at (775) 234-7511.

Research Permits
Those interested in conducting research activities in Great Basin National Park, must also apply for and obtain a Research Permit.

Questions about the process can be directed to the Research Permit Coordinator by email or phone at (775) 234-7541.

Did You Know?

No water in the Great Basin Desert ever reaches an ocean.

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.