Road Work at Great Basin National Park
Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 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.
Transit of Venus
What is a transit of Venus?
Join Great Basin's Dark Rangers in viewing this rare transit at the Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, NV starting at 2:30PM (PDT). We will have telescopes available for public viewing.
When is it?
What should I do?
Remember to never look at the sun directly or through any type of magnifying device unless it is specially designed for solar viewing.
Source data: Chuck Bueter www.transitofvenus.org
Did You Know?
Great Basin rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) are the only venomous snake species in Great Basin National Park. These rattlesnakes rarely exceed 40 inches in total length, reproduce every two to three years, and feed primarily on rodents and lizards.