• Grand Palace

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • 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.

  • Astronomy Programs to Resume August 23rd

    After a safety review Astronmy Programs will begin again on a trial basis on August 23rd. More »

  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Beginning July 8, 2014 and continuing through the end of August there will be road work at Great Basin National Park on paved roads throughout the park. Delays of 10 minutes or less may occur. Updated 8/12/2014 More »

Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park

Updated August 14, 2014

Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the shoulder seasons and winter. Contact Great Basin National Park at 775-234-7331 for the most up-to-date information.


 

Park Roads

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Open
Baker Creek Road
Open
Lexington Arch Road
Closed
Snake Creek Road
Closed - Improvements to the campsites, restrooms, parking areas, trails and trailheads are being made. Work will continue until winter closure and resume in 2015.
Strawberry Creek Road
Open (ungraded dirt road)

*Note: In the spring and fall, roads may be closed temporarily due to snow.


Road Work
Check here for weekly updates every Tuesday afternoon.

Beginning July 8,2014 and continuing through the end of August there will be road work at Great Basin National Park. Throughout the park, paved roads and parking lots will have road cracks repaired and a chip seal applied. Minor delays of up to 10minutes can be expected during some of the work.

Week of August 19th - Road Crews will begin patching areas of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, short delays of less than ten minutes may occur. Please watch for directions from the road crew. You may also experience delays of less than five minutes near Upper Lehman Creek Campground as large trucks stage materials for later road work. Please drive carefully and remember to obey the speed limits and all hazard signs.


 

Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open Daily 8:00am to 5:00pm
Great Basin Visitor Center - Open Daily 8:00am to 5:30pm


 

Lehman Cave Tours

Lehman Cave Tours
Grand Palace Tour (ages 5 & older)
9:00am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (all ages)
8:30am | 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:00pm

For detailed tour information please our Lehman Cave page. Tickets for tours up to 30 days in advance may be purchased by calling 775-234-7517 from 9:00am to 4:00pm (Pacific time) Monday through Friday. Same day tickets are available in person only.


Ranger Programs

Astronomy Programs - Astronomy programs will resume on Saturday August 23, 2014.

Evening Campfire Programs - Most Friday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings at the Upper Lehman Creek Campground and most Friday and Saturday nights at the Wheeler Peak Campground at 7:30pm. Please check our Schedule of Events for exact schedule.


 

Campgrounds

Lower Lehman Creek
Open
Upper Lehman Creek
Open
Baker Creek
Open
Wheeler Peak
Open - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive past Upper Lehman Campground is closed to single vehicles or trailers in excess of 24 feet in length.
Grey Cliffs Loop A
Open (no water)
Strawberry Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Grey Cliffs Group Campground
Open - call 775-234-7512 for information and reservations.
RV Dump Station
Open

Fee: $12.00 per night and $6.00 for Golden Age/Access pass holders, except for the Strawberry Creek campground which is free. Click for detailed campground information.


 

Weather and Road Conditions

Great Basin National Park Weather
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions (10,147ft)

Nevada Road Conditions or call 511 or 1-877-NV-ROADS
Utah Road Conditions call 511 or 1-866-511-UTAH


 

Hiking Trails

The Lexington Arch road and trail is closed.

All hiking trails, except the Lexington Arch trail, in the park are open. Weather can change quickly at any altitude - be prepared!

Most trails are at high altitude and have steep elevation gains. Be watchful for signs of altitude sickness. If you are feeling sick, descend in altitude. Due to the high altitude, sun exposure can be factor, and bring hats and sunscreen. Monitor weather and wear proper clothing. When hiking at high altitude be prepared for rain, hail, or snow storms. Temperatures and visibility can drop rapidly during the wind and storm events.

Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.

Click for detailed trail information.


 

Fire Conditions

The Hampton Fire, located in the North Snake Range, and not Great Basin National Park is now out.

Have safe campfires in the campgrounds. Make sure it's "dead out" before leaving the campsite or before going to sleep. For campfire safety tips see here.

There are no prescribed fires planned at this time. No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.

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!