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    Great Basin

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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.

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?

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.