• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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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

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?

Sagebrush

The Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.