Operating Hours & Seasons
Open year-round 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Located on NV Highway 488; 5.5 miles from the town of Baker and half a mile inside the park boundary. Lehman Cave Tours, information desk, exhibits, theater with orientation film, and brochures. Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Great Basin Visitor Center (775) 234-7331
Open April 19, 2013 to October 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Located just north of the town of Baker on the west side of NV Highway 487. Information desk, exhibits, theater with orientation film, and brochures.
Western National Parks Association Bookstores are located in both visitor centers. Open year round. Call (775) 234-7528 for more information.
Cafe and Gift Shop
The Lehman Caves Cafe and Gift Shop, located at The Lehman Caves Visitor Center, is open for the summer season (late May-middle of October), and closes for the winter.
Lehman Cave tours are offered daily, year round. Evening campfire programs and special stargazing programs are offered during the summer season. Snow shoe rentals are available at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in the winter season. Check our Schedule of Events page.
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive is paved, but steep and winding with an average grade of 8%. The Scenic Drive beyond Upper Lehman Creek Campground is closed to single vehicles in excess of 24 feet in length and trailers in excess of 24 feet in length. This road is open year-round to Upper Lehman Campground. The upper portion of the road is generally open from June to October,weather permitting.
Baker Creek Road is a graded gravel road and is generally open May through November, weather permitting.Remote park roads (Strawberry, Snake, Lexington) are open year-round, but can be muddy or snowy in the winter and spring. High clearance vehicles are recommended for these rough, dirt roads. Please drive slowly; speeding is the most common cause of accidents on these roads!
Please be aware of the current park conditions as you plan your trip.
Did You Know?
Great Basin National Park has a annual Astronomy Festival each summer to celebrate its dark skies.