• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 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.

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?

spring

There are 48 miles of perennial streams, and over 400 springs in the South Snake Range, home to Great Basin National Park. Over 75% of wildlife species are dependent upon these riparian areas for food, water, and cover at some stage of their life cycles.