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    Great Basin

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the day on October 14th. Lower Lehman Campground will be closed for the day on October 15th. Click more for details. Updated 10/9/14 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.

Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park

Updated October 15, 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 - Expect Delays up 15 minutes for road work.
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 fall 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. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected during the work.

October 9th Fog sealing will be done on Wheeler Peak Scenic drive. Flaggers and pilot cars will be guiding traffic. Delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced.

Road work will continue in Wheeler Peak Campground and Lower Lehman Creek Campground at vacant sites. Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed during the day on Tuesday October 14th. Lower Lehman Creek Campground will be closed during the day on Wednesday October 15th.



 

Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open Daily 8:00am to 4:30pm, year round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
Great Basin Visitor Center - Open Thursday through Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. October 2nd through 31st.


 

Lehman Cave Tours

Lehman Cave Tours
Grand Palace Tour (ages 5 & older)
9:00am and 1:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (all ages)
11:00am and 3:00pm

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 - Saturday nights in September and October (there is no program on October 11 and 18, 2014).


 

Campgrounds

Lower Lehman Creek
Open (no water)
Upper Lehman Creek
Open (no water)
Baker Creek
Closed for the season
Wheeler Peak
Open - (no water) 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) - Partial Closures October 20th through 29th
Strawberry Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Grey Cliffs Group Campground
Open - call 775-234-7511 for information. Reservations for summer 2015 will begin January 1, 2015.
RV Dump Station
Closed

Fee: $6.00 per night and $3.00 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

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?

Did You Know?

Notch Peak, located in West Millard County, Utah, and visible from Great Basin National Park, towers above the desert valleys at 9,725 ft. elevation. This 3,000 ft sheer cliff is one of the tallest limestone cliffs in America.