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.
2011 Press Releases
December 29, 2011
Great Basin National Park is currently seeking issues and comments for a proposed fish barrier on Snake Creek. Your issues and comments will assist in developing alternatives to the proposed action presented below and help in conducting an environmental analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
December 14, 2011
Superintendent Andrew J. Ferguson has announced that Great Basin National Park will offer holiday snowshoe hikes for the 2011 winter season. Follow animal tracks, learn about winter ecology, and see how it all survives with the rangers of Great Basin National Park on December 23rd & 24th, and again on December 30th & 31st.
December 8, 2011
Great Basin National Park is currently seeking comments for a proposed rehabilitation of Upper Lehman Creek Campground.
November 1, 2011
Superintendent Andy Ferguson invites veterans, current members of the armed forces and their families to visit Great Basin National Park on Veteran's Day weekend November 11-13. 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 19, 2011
Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West Region Director, National Park Service, has issued a decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Hydrogeologic Research Project in Great Basin National Park.
October 18, 2011
Superintendent Andy Ferguson welcomes visitors to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center Thursday October 27, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park's establishment in 1986.
October 6, 2011
Great Basin National Park Superintendent Andy Ferguson announced that the park has finished this season's improvements to the Strawberry Campground and Blue Canyon Trailhead.
August 24, 2011
Great Basin National Park Superintendent Andy Ferguson announced that the park has selected Joe Norman, sculptor/craftsman as the 2011 Darwin Lambert Artist-in-Residence.
August 10, 2011
Great Basin National Park held its third annual Bioblitz August 1-3, 2011. This short term discover biodiversity event helped the park add to its list of Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, and ants). It also provided an excellent venue for sharing the importance of insects with park visitors, staff, and volunteers.
The second annual Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival will take place July 28 through July 30, 2011. Join park rangers, and astronomers from the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City Astronomical Societies, to experience out of this world family fun and excitement and to learn about day and nighttime astronomy.
July 8, 2011
Great Basin National Park Superintendent Andy Ferguson announced today that the Hydrogeologic Research Project Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available for public review. This EA will be open to review for 35 days, from July 8 through August 12, 2011.
April 14, 2011
Junior Ranger Day Activities Announced
March 24, 2011
New Freshwater Shrimp Discovered in Cave at Great Basin National Park
March 3, 2011
Great Basin National Park is currently seeking comments for a proposed Bark Beetle and Hazard Tree Management Plan. Your issues and comments will assist with developing alternatives to the proposed action and help in conducting an environmental analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
February 7, 2011
Did You Know?
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.