• 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 over the weekend is expected and conditions may improve. 10/1/2014

  • 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.

2012 Press Releases

May 14, 2012
Great Basin National Park Hosts Talk By Joe Norman, 2011's Artist-in-Residence
Great Basin National Park will be hosting two public talks given by the Park's 2011 Artist-In-Residence, Joe Norman. The sculptor and metalworker will speak about the role the Great Basin landscape has played in his art and will donate to Great Basin National Park a work inspired by his time as Artist-In-Residence.

May 4, 2012
Great Basin National Park to Host Events for the Annular Solar Eclipse and Transit of Venus.
On May 20, 2012 Great Basin National Park will be in the path for the spectacular annular solar eclipse and will be hosting programs and an observing party to view this event at the Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, NV.

April 4, 2012
Great Basin National Park Hosts Annual Spring Astronomy Night
Saturday April 14, 2012 Great Basin National Park will host its annual Spring Star Party Astronomy Night.

March 30, 2012
April Brings Re-newed Activity at Great Basin National Park
A mild winter, spring breaks, Easter weekend, astronomical opportunities and National Parks Week … it's a great time to visit Great Basin National Park

December 29, 2011
Comments Requested for Proposed Fish Barrier
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).

 

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Did You Know?

Century + year old orchard; Photographed by Bryan Petrytyl

The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old! The trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.