• 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 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.

Camping Outside the Park

The campgrounds in Great Basin National Park often fill on busy summer days, especially on weekends and holidays. Additional camping is available outside the park.



Public Campgrounds
Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest


Ely Ranger District

(775) 289-3031

Ward Mountain, Timber Creek, East Creek and Berry Creek have designated campsites or are excellent areas for dispersed camping in undesignated sites. Most Forest Service lands are open to dispersed camping unless otherwise posted.

Bureau of Land Management

(775) 289-1800

Sacramento Pass offers dispersed camping in undesignated sites. Observe private property signs carefully. Most BLM land is open to dispersed camping unless otherwise posted.

Cave Lake State Park

(775) 728-4460

Near Ely, off US Hwy 50

Fee: $12

Sites are available first-come first-served. Facilities include: bathrooms, showers, an RV dump station, water, and a boat ramp. No hookups.

Nevada Dept. of Transportation Roadside Rest Area

Approximately 17 mile west of Great Basin National Park, on the south side of US Hwy 50, RVs may park overnight. Stay not to exceed 12 hours. No holding-tank dumping. No tent camping.

Private Campgrounds Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park

(775) 234-9900

Located in Baker, Nevada

Offers 25 full-service RV sites and a large grassy area for tents. Laundromat and showers available.

The Border Inn

(775) 234-7300

Located 13 miles from Baker, Nevada, on NV Hwy 6 &50

Offers 22 full-service RV sites and pull-through spaces. Showers available.

Hidden Canyon Guest Ranch

(775) 234-7172

Located 15 miles south of Baker, Nevada

Offers campsites and showers. Reservations required.

Did You Know?

Bristlecone Pine; photographed by Kathy Billings

Many of Great Basin National Park's bristlecone pines were growing at the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids. Not only are the trees themselves old, but the needles alone can be 25-40 yrs old!