• 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.

2010 Press Releases

August 13, 2010

Great Basin National Park First Astronomy Festival

Almost a thousand visitors celebrated some of the darkest night skies in the country by attending Great Basin National Park's first annual Astronomy Festival and participated in daytime and nighttime activities including telescope viewing, astronomy presentations, solar viewing, kids programs, music, art, and literature. This year's keynote speaker was William L. Fox

April 29, 2010

Great Basin National Park Prepares for Spring

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

March 24, 2010

Great Basin National Park Announces Slash Pile Burns

Great Basin National Park plans to conduct two slash pile burns between April and June to reduce fuel load in thinned areas.

February 18, 2010

National Press Release Concerning Firearms in National Park Lands

A change in federal law effective Monday, February 22, allows firearms in many national parks. The new law (Sec. 512 of P.L. 111-24) was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last May.

Did You Know?

Bristlecone Pine; photographed by Kathy Billings

Many of Great Basin National Park's bristlecone pines were growing at the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids. Not only are the trees themselves old, but the needles alone can be 25-40 yrs old!