• 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 over the weekend is expected and conditions may improve. 10/1/2014

  • 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.

Hunting Regulations

In order to preserve and protect park resources and provide for visitor enjoyment and safety, the following rules and regulations concerning hunting and related activities are in effect within the boundaries of Great Basin National Park:

  • Hunting within the National Park is prohibited. 36 CFR 2.2(a)(1)

Definition of hunting: Search for, pursue, or attract wildlife for the purpose and with the means of taking, capturing, injuring or killing, or any attempt to do so.

  • Possessing, carrying or using a weapon, trap or net within the National Park is prohibited. 36 CFR 2.4(a)(1)(i),(ii) and (iii)

Definition of weapon: Firearm, gas or spring-powered pistol or rifle, bow and arrow, crossbow, blowgun, hand-thrown spear, slingshot, paint gun, air-soft gun, explosive device, any other implement designed to discharge missiles, and any weapon prohibited under the laws of the State of Nevada.

EXCEPT: Traps, nets and unloaded weapons may be possessed within a

motor vehicle, RV or trailer when such implements are rendered temporarily inoperable or are packed, cased or stored in a manner that will prevent their ready use. (Example: bow unstrung, separated from arrows, broad heads removed).

For information regarding firearms possession in Great Basin National Park, click here.

  • Carrying or possessing a loaded weapon in a motor vehicle is prohibited. 36 CFR 2.4 (b)
  • Use of artificial lights to illuminate wildlife is prohibited. 36 CFR 2.2 (e) (Superintendents Compendium)
  • Possessing, destroying, injuring, removing or intentionally disturbing living or dead wildlife or the parts or products thereof including antlers is prohibited within the National Park.

36 CFR 2.2 (a)(1)(i) (This prohibits the possession of wildlife within the park even if legally taken outside the park boundaries.)

Penalties: All violations carry a maximum federal penalty of $5,000 in fines and/or up to 6 months in jail.

Note: For wounded game that crosses into the Park, you must have a Protection Ranger accompany you for legal retrieval. For assistance with such incidents, questions or further information contact Park Headquarters at (775) 234-7331.

Did You Know?

Nevada peaks

Nevada is the most mountainous state in the country, with over 300 individual mountain ranges and 42 named summits over 11,000 feet!