• Grand Palace

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

Camping

General Information
Great Basin National Park has five developed campgrounds with vault toilets, picnic tables, tent pads, and campfire grills. There are no hookups or leveled parking sites. Campsites are limited to eight people, three tents, and two vehicles per site. There are three campgrounds that have accessible sites.

There is one primitive campground along Snake Creek Road. Sites have picnic tables and fire rings.

Lower Lehman Creek is the only campground open year round. Other campgrounds are generally open from May until October, weather permitting. Water may not be available early and late in the season, and is not available in the winter at Lower Lehman Creek. Fees are reduced if water is not available. Since exact opening and closing dates are dependent on weather conditions, contact a visitor center at (775) 234-7331 or check the current conditions.

Reservations
All park camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations can be made, except for the Grey Cliffs Group Campground. Campsites may not be "saved" or reserved for family or friends arriving later. Campgrounds often fill on weekends and holidays in the summer months. Visitors are advised to find a campsite early in the day.

Camping Fees
$12.00 for developed campgrounds per night/per site. ***
$6.00 for Golden Age/Golden Access card holders. ***
Strawberry Creek Campground has no fee.
Primitive campgrounds have no fee.
*** If water is shut off in campground fees are reduced by half ***

Group Camping
Large groups can be accommodated at the Grey Cliffs Group Campground. Three designated group sites provide privacy, and ensure that groups do not disturb campers in the regular campgrounds. Go to the Group Camping page for more information.

 

RV Sanitary Station
There is a dump station, potable water, and trash receptacles located 1/2 mile inside the park on the main entrance road (NV Hwy 488). The dump station is usually open late May to October (weather permitting) and closed in the winter. No discounts for Golden Age or Golden Access cardholders. Fee: $5.

 

Showers
There are no shower facilities in the park. Pay showers are available outside the park at the Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park ($5), the Baker Sinclair Gas Station ($2), and The Border Inn ($3).

 

Firewood
Firewood is not available for purchase in the park. Ferg's Firewood provides bundled wood, available at two 24-hour self pay stations in Baker.

 

Regulations
Campground regulations are posted on the campground bulletin boards. Visitors are responsible for knowing and following all regulations.

Did You Know?

Century + year old orchard; Photographed by Bryan Petrytyl

The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old! The trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.