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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • 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.

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?

Lexington Arch

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.