• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

Park Statistics

Designations

  • Lehman Caves National Monument - January 24, 1922
  • Great Basin National Park - October 27, 1986

Acreage

  • 77,100 acres
  • 80 acre administrative site in Baker, Nevada

Visitation

  • 2008 - 69,235
  • 2007 - 82,051
  • 2006 - 79,196
  • 2005 - 78,406
  • 2004 - 80,548
  • 2003 - 87,679
  • 2002 - 86,457
  • 2001 - 81,924
  • 2000 - 81,255
  • 1999 - 90,125
  • 1998 - 80,477

Budget

  • FY 2005 - $2,189,000

Did You Know?

Bristlecone Pine; photographed by Kathy Billings

Many of Great Basin National Park's bristlecone pines were growing at the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids. Not only are the trees themselves old, but the needles alone can be 25-40 yrs old!