• 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.

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.

Are you bringing your pet to Great Basin National Park? Click for pet regulations.


Did You Know?

Bristlecone Pine; photographed by Kathy Billings

Many of Great Basin National Park's bristlecone pines were growing at the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids. Not only are the trees themselves old, but the needles alone can be 25-40 yrs old!