• 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.

Support Your Park

Volunteers are vital to NPS operations

Nicole, one of our vital volunteers who helps out with park operations

NPS Photo

Thank You!
There are a variety of ways in which you can help support Great Basin National Park.

Purchase items from the park's bookstore, run by the Western National Parks Association. A percentage of proceeds is returned to the park through education and preservation projects.

Volunteer your own time as a campground host, tour guide, researcher, or artist in residence.
Through the years, and currently, many individuals have generously donated their time and energy, volunteering for various programs and projects throughout the park. Based on those efforts, and donations from our friends, many programs, staffing, and other park activities are made possible.

Contribute to the Great Basin Foundation, whose mission is to to promote and support projects that enhance the values of Great Basin National Park

Practice Leave No Trace principles while in the park and help preserve the landscape for future generations.

Did You Know?

Lexington Arch

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.