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 7/22/2014 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 Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.