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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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    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 7/22/2014 More »

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?

No water in the Great Basin Desert ever reaches an ocean.

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.