Road Work at Great Basin National Park
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 7/29/2014 More »
Astronomy Programs on Hold
Astronomy programs are on hold while a safety review is completed for visitor and staff safety. Check back soon for an update when the programs will start again. More »
Lehman Caves Visitor Center Picnic Area has several accessible tables and fire grills. Restrooms and water are available in the summer season.
Mather Overlook, approximately eight miles up the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, has a picnic table, wooden deck, viewing telescope, restroom, and incredible views of the Lehman Creek drainage.
Pole Canyon Trailhead Picnic Area, located off Baker Creek Road, has several accessible tables, fire grills, and a restroom. Water is not available.
A special use permit is required for use of the group picnic area and must be applied for at least two weeks in advance. The fee for use of the area is $25. Maximum group size is 75. Call (775) 234-7511 for reservations and information.
Did You Know?
The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old! The trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.