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    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.

2009 Press Releases

December 21, 2009

Winter Holiday Schedule for Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves Visitor Center

Superintendent Andy Ferguson announced that the Great Basin National Park's Lehman Caves Visitor Center will operate 8:00am to 12:00 noon Pacific Time December 24, 2009.

November 9, 2009

Great Basin National Park Prepares for Winter Season

Superintendent Andy Ferguson invites visitors to enjoy the special opportunities the change of the season brings to Great Basin National Park. There are changes in campground availability, winter driving conditions, and visitor center operations.

November 2, 2009

Free Cave Tours for Veterans, Current Military Members and their Families on Veteran's Day

Superintendent Andy Ferguson invites veterans, current members of the armed forces and their families to visit Great Basin National Park on Wednesday November 11 on Veteran's Day. The park will offer free tours of Lehman Caves to U.S. military veterans and current members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.

October 27, 2009

Great Basin National Park Announces 2009 Darwin Lambert Artist/Writer-in-Residence

Superintendent Andy Ferguson announced that Diane Weddington, author and poet, has been awarded Great Basin National Park's 2009 Darwin Lambert Artist/Writer-in-Residence.

September 15, 2009

Park Announces Slash Pile Burns

Great Basin National Park plans to conduct two slash pile burns between September and December. The burns will be conducted in the Park Residential Area, between Baker Creek Road, Highway 488 and the Park Residential Area, and the Borrow Pit in the Baker Ridge area. The burns will take place only if specific weather and moisture conditions are met.

August 31, 2009

Beetle Bioblitz

Join us September 11-13, 2009, in our first year cataloguing beetle biodiversity in a variety of habitats in Great Basin National Park!

Interested individuals and amateur and professional naturalists are welcome to participate. A cooperative effort between Southern Utah University and Great Basin National Park.

June 11, 2009

Lost Hiker Found at Great Basin National Park

Early Tuesday afternoon a tired, hungry and thirsty Raymond Doty, 56 of Logandale, Nevada, was found on the northeast side of Great Basin National Park.

April 25, 2009

National Park Week Reseeding Project in Great Basin National Park.

In recognition of National Park Week, April 18-26, 2006 Great Basin National Park will conduct two reseeding projects on April 25, starting at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and on April 26, starting at 10: 00 a. m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

January 15, 2009

Great Basin National Park Offers Snowshoes This Winter

Snowshoes are now available for loan at Great Basin National Park! A limited number of snowshoes for adults and children will be available daily from mid-December until mid-April, as conditions permit.

Did You Know?

Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

The Bonneville cutthroat trout is the only trout native to Great Basin National Park and East Central Nevada. Ancestors of the current Bonneville cutthroat trout were abundant in ancient Lake Bonneville 16,000 to 18,000 years ago, the remnant of what is now the Great Salt Lake in Utah.