Telephones not working at Great Basin National Park
The park is experiencing an outage with all incoming and outgoing telephone calls. We hope to resolve this issue soon.
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.
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 National Park is home to Lexington Arch, one of the largest limestone arches in the western United States. This six-story arch was created by the forces of weather working slowly over the span of centuries. This type of above ground limestone arch is rare.