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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will create delays on the main park road going up to Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. Wheeler Peak Campground will close at noon on September 2nd and portions of the Scenic Drive. Click more for details. Updated 8/25/14 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.

Outdoor Activities

Johnson Lake from Ridgeline
Johnson Lake from ridgeline
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If you love the outdoors, Great Basin National Park is the place for you! Whether you enjoy camping in beautiful campgrounds, hiking on lightly visited trails, or stargazing under one of the darkest night skies in the country, you will find it all at Great Basin. For those venturing to the park in the winter, skiing and snowshoeing opportunities abound.

Be sure to check out the weather forecast, and current conditions in the park, as both may affect your planned activities.

Did You Know?

Western skink

Skinks and many other lizards have the ability to rejuvenate their tails. The bright coloration of the tail in some species attracts predators to the break-away appendage, aiding in escape.