• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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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.

Pets

Please be aware that having a pet with you will limit your activities in Great Basin National Park. Kennel services are not available in or around the park.

Be aware of the following regulations before deciding to bring your pet:

  • Pets must be kept on a leash 6 feet in length or shorter at all times. This is for the protection of the pet, wildlife, and other visitors.
  • Pets are not permitted in Lehman Caves or at evening programs.
  • Pets are not permitted on trails or in the backcountry of the park (except leashed pets on the Lexington Arch Trail and the Great Basin Visitor Center to Baker Trail).
  • Leashed pets can only be exercised in the campgrounds, in front of the visitor centers, and along roads.
  • Pet owners are required to immediately remove and properly dispose of fecal matter deposited by their pets. Deposit bags of fecal matter in a dumpster.
  • Pets may not be left unattended at campsites or tied to trees or other fixtures.

Why are there restrictions on pets in National Parks?
A national park is a refuge for native wildlife. Restrictions are intended to prevent stress and molestation of wildilfe, to protect pets from wildlife that may attack or harm them, and to provide an enjoyable experience for those visitors without pets. Domestic animals can also spread diseases to other wildlife through feces and other bodily fluids.

Did You Know?

Golden Eagle

Migrating raptors, traveling south from breeding grounds north of the Great Basin Desert, concentrate along the Goshute Range in Nevada. Favorable migration conditions attract one of the largest known concentrations of migrant raptors in western North America.