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.
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.
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?
One of the major ecological threats to the sagebrush-dominated Great Basin ecosystem is the introduction and spread of dozens of species of non-native plants. The most important of these, cheatgrass (or downy brome) covers the largest area: 25 million acres, one-third of the area of the Great Basin.