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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • 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.

Our Partners

Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
In 1998 citizens of Millard County, Utah; White Pine County, Nevada; the Duckwater Shoshone Reservation; and the Ely Shoshone Reservation came together to form the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership. This grass roots, non-profit organization works to preserve the heritage of the central Great Basin, an area with stories of national significance. Designation of the central Great Basin as a National Heritage Area has been the goal of the group since its inception.

One of the missions of Great Basin National Park is to interpret the resources of both the park and the entire Great Basin region. The Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership will work with the park to coordinate efforts to preserve the heritage and tell the stories of the Great Basin.

A copy of the Great Basin Heritage Area Managment Plan can be downloaded for comment. (138Mb)

To learn more, visit the Partnership's website: www.greatbasinheritage.org.

 
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Southern Nevada Grotto
The Southern Nevada Grotto (SNG) was established in 1968 and has been an active member of the National Speleological Society. The grotto is a non-profit caving organization, based in Las Vegas, dedicated to the preservation and conservation of caves in Southern Nevada and the Southwest. Since May 2003, the group has been conducting a survey of Lehman Caves, using the information to produce an updated cave map. The new map will contain detailed measurements of the cave, and feature all structures such as trails, handrails, and lighting.

To learn more, visit the Grotto's website: www.guanopage.com

 

Great Basin National Park Foundation
Another invaluable partner, the Great Basin National Park Foundation was established and incorporated in 1998 under the laws of the State of Nevada to raise funds to assist Great Basin National Park and the National Park Service to achieve the park's mission. Bonnie Bryan, wife of Senator Richard H. Bryan, of Nevada, served as the Founding Chairperson. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. To date, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and has been able to support the Park in several projects, including increasing access to Park trails, recording and transcribing oral histories, and exhibits for the new Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, Nevada.

In 2007, the Foundation developed a Strategic Plan that established the following vision:

* Every person who enters into the Great Basin and passes through the region will know where they have been and will understand conceptually what the Great Basin is.

* Future generations will enjoy wide open landscapes, clean air, dark night skies, vigorous and diverse native ecosystems, and thriving local cultures. The Great Basin is enjoyed for its space, silence, and solitude and given protection on par with its diverse and unique natural and cultural resources.

* Great Basin National Park will be a recognized jewel of the national park system, with ample opportunities for volunteering and citizen involvement, healthy and sustainable native ecosystems, improved visitor facilities, and an expanded access to more remote areas of the park and its spectacular backcountry.

* Knowledge and appreciation of the Great Basin’s natural and cultural resources – including, but not limited to the Park– will be integrated in a cross-disciplinary approach into Nevada and Utah’s elementary and high school curriculums.

* Increased interest in the Park and the region will support the tourism industry and tourism infrastructure will improve in Baker and other local communities, offering visitors more and better options and improving their overall Great Basin experience.

The Foundation is currently working on several projects in support of the park, including “greening” the park’s vehicle fleet and developing education and internship programs in partnership with area universities.

To learn more about the Foundation, current projects, and opportunities for making financial or in-kind contributions, please visit us at www.greatbasinfoundation.org.

Did You Know?

Great Basin Rattlesnake

Great Basin rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) are the only venomous snake species in Great Basin National Park. These rattlesnakes rarely exceed 40 inches in total length, reproduce every two to three years, and feed primarily on rodents and lizards.