• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Closed

    A small smoldering fire near the trail has caused the closure of the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail. park staff is observing the fire. Check back here to get an update whne the trail will open. Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone Trail are open. More »

  • 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 »

  • Travel Not Recommended - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Above 8,000 Feet

    Snow and ice may make travel on Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive unsafe, travel is not recommended at this time. Warmer weather later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014

  • 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.

Campground Hosting

Great Basin Campground

Help run one of Great Basin's campgrounds


Interested In living and working in Great Basin National Park for the Summer? Become one of our campgrounds hosts!

Campground hosts serve as volunteers in the National Park Service's Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) Program. A VIP is anyone who performs work for the National Park Service for which he or she may or may not be reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses.

None of our campgrounds have recreational vehicle hookups, although for the Campground Hosts, propane, water and sewer hookups are provided. Campground hosts live in designated sites within the campgrounds and are subject to visits and requests for assistance at all hours of the day or night. Most campground host positions require a commitment of approximately mid May through Labor Day.

Great Basin Campsite

Campsite at Great Basin National Park


Hosts assist park staff with campground operations and provide a variety of information to visitors including: campground regulations, safety information, backcountry camping, hiking, fishing, National Park and concession facilities, interpretive programs, road conditions, park natural resources and other points of interest.

Campground Host Duties
Hosts are often thought of as the "eyes and ears" of the park and are crucial in assisting the Park Service staff. They provide supervisors and rangers with information regarding facilities, visitor use, wildlife sightings, and safety concerns, but do not take direct action involving law enforcement situations. Hosts may provide for the upkeep of campgrounds, assist with the selection of campsites, and camp registration and fee payment. They do not accept or handle fee transactions. The wearing of a VIP uniform identifies campground hosts, which you will be provided upon arrival and background check will be preformed.
If interested in joining our team, please review the following information:

Did You Know?

No water in the Great Basin Desert ever reaches an ocean.

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.