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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.

Things To Know Before You Come

Great Basin Visitor Center
Great Basin Visitor Center: Baker, Nevada.
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Great Basin National Park provides a wonderful escape from civilization, but enjoying the solitude requires some advance planning for those used to modern conveniences. Please be aware that:

Drowsy driving is a common cause of accidents on long stretches of open road. Be sure to start long trips rested and take breaks when feeling tired.

Gas stations and grocery stores are few and far between. It is not unusual to travel 100 miles between services in western Utah and eastern Nevada. Keep the gas tank full and stock up on supplies before arriving at Great Basin National Park.

On summer weekends and holidays, lodging facilities in Baker may be full. Please call ahead or consider making reservations.


Did You Know?

Mountain Lion

Great Basin National Park's mountain lions feed primarily on mule deer but also include porcupines, rabbits, bighorn sheep, beaver, elk, marmots, and small rodents in their diets.