• 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.

Park Newspaper

The Bristlecone

The Bristlecone is the official newspaper of Great Basin National Park, published with funds donated by the Great Basin National Park Foundation. It is published once a year in the spring and contains information on park facilities, campgrounds, hiking trails, and much more. Click on the link below to download the current Bristlecone in PDF format, or contact the park via e-mail or by phone at (775) 234-7331 to obtain a hard copy.

2014 Park Newspaper (23MB)

Did You Know?

Sagebrush

The Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.