• 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.

Your Dollars At Work

Maintenance worker holds traffic.

Alana Dimmick

One hundred percent of the fees collected at Great Basin National Park are used in the park. Campground, dump station, and Lehman Caves tour fees are mandated by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (2004) to be used on projects with a direct visitor connection. With the funds, the park has hired fee and interpretive staff, tackled the maintenance backlog, and improved trails and campsites.

Visitor fee dollars have enabled to park to complete projects, such as:

  • Rehabilitating campground sites at Snake Creek
  • Trail maintenance in the Wheeler Cirque
  • Replacing wayside exhibits
  • Developing a park sign plan
  • Constructing the Pole Canyon Picnic Area
  • Rehabilitating the Historic Ranger Cabin in Baker, NV

Did You Know?

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There are 48 miles of perennial streams, and over 400 springs in the South Snake Range, home to Great Basin National Park. Over 75% of wildlife species are dependent upon these riparian areas for food, water, and cover at some stage of their life cycles.