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  • 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 »

  • 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?

Great Basin Rattlesnake

Great Basin rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) are the only venomous snake species in Great Basin National Park. These rattlesnakes rarely exceed 40 inches in total length, reproduce every two to three years, and feed primarily on rodents and lizards.