• 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 later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014

  • 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.

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?

No water in the Great Basin Desert ever reaches an ocean.

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.