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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will create delays on the main park road going up to Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. Wheeler Peak Campground will close at noon on September 2nd and portions of the Scenic Drive. Click more for details. Updated 8/25/14 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.

Ranger Programs


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Lehman Caves Tours
Lehman Caves is a beautiful limestone cave ornately decorated with stalactities, stalagmites, helictities, flowstone, popcorn, and over 300 rare shield formations. Join a ranger for a Grand Palace or Lodge Room Tour and learn about the history and geology of this unique cave.

Click here for more details on cave tours, including ticket prices and tour times.

Campfire Program

Ranger Campfire Program

Evening Campfire Programs
Campfire programs are offered on selected nights Memorial Day to Labor Day at Upper Lehman Creek Campground. Program topics vary, covering subjects related to Great Basin National Park's cultural and natural resources. Programs last 40-60 minutes. Please come prepared with warm clothing and a lantern or flashlight. Please see the online schedule, visitor centers, or the campground bulletin boards for topics, dates offered, and start times.


Great Basin's Night Sky


Astronomy Programs
Join a park ranger for evening under the beautiful dark skies of Great Basin National Park. These events are scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night in the summer. Please see our Astronomy page for details.

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine

The Great Basin Bristlecone


Lunch at the Bristlecones
Pack a lunch and meet a park ranger at the Bristlecone Grove along the Bristlecone Trail for a chat about these amazing trees. How do they survive in such a harsh environment? Selective days in the summer months at noon.

Kid's Program with Park Rangers

Join a Park Ranger for programs designed for younger visitors and their family


Great Basin for Kids!
Great Basin National Park will be offering programs geared towards the younger visitor and their families. Programs will be offered most summer days at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Parents must accompany their children to this fun and exciting program! Check at either visitor center for topics and up-to-date information.

Did You Know?

Century + year old orchard; Photographed by Bryan Petrytyl

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.