• 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.

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?

spring

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.