• 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 Regulations

  1. No more than two (2) vehicles, three (3) tents, one (1) RV, or eight (8) people allowed per campsite. Vehicles must be parked in established campsite parking areas.
  2. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators can be used between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Check out time is 12 noon.
  4. Maximum continuous stay at any campsite is 14 days.
  5. Tents must be placed within 30 feet of the campsite's picnic table and/or fire ring.
  6. Pets must be kept on a leash (6 feet or less in length) and/or under physical control at all times. Pets are not allowed on trails. Leaving a pet unattended and tied to an object is prohibited.
  7. Fires may only be built in provided metal fire rings. Fires must be extinguished when not attended.
  8. Only dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the park. Standing trees or shrubs, alive or dead, and trees/shrubs that are still attached to the ground may not be collected. Chainsaw use is prohibited without a permit. Collection of Bristlecone Pine wood and any wood above 10,000 feet is not allowed.
  9. Keep a clean camp. Collect all waste water. Dispose of waste water in campground toilets or at the RV dump station. Place all trash in metal cans located near campsites. Ditching or leveling of the ground is prohibited.
  10. Operating any type of ATV or Off Highway Vehicle within the boundaries of Great Basin National Park is prohibited.
  11. . Bathing and washing dishes, utensils, or clothing at water spigots is prohibited.
  12. . All unattended food, garbage, or cooking equipment must be sealed in a vehicle or a solid, non-pliable, animal-resistant container.
  13. The use of roller-skates, roller-blades, skateboards, roller skis, coasting vehicles, or similar devices is prohibited in the park.
  14. Campsite fees must be paid within one-half hour of arrival.
  15. . All plant, animals, mineral, archeological and cultural resources are protected within the park. Possessing, destroying, injuring, defacing, removing, digging, or disturbing from its natural state any such resources or their parts while within the park is prohibited.
  16. . Hunting and trapping are prohibited in the park. Possession and transportation of game animals is prohibited in the park.



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Did You Know?

No water in the Great Basin Desert ever reaches an ocean.

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.