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.
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.
Did You Know?
Skinks and many other lizards have the ability to rejuvenate their tails. The bright coloration of the tail in some species attracts predators to the break-away appendage, aiding in escape.