• Bristlecone Pine

    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.

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?

Snow on Wheeler Peak

Precipitation patterns are highly variable in Great Basin National Park. The wettest year on record at Lehman Caves was 21.2 inches of precipitation in 1982 and the driest year was 7.4 inches in 1953.