• 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.

Volunteer Pass

2010 Volunteer Pass

2010 America the Beautiful- Volunteer Pass

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Earn your Volunteer Pass while working at Great Basin National Park!
This pass is the equivalent of the Annual Federal Lands Pass and is issued as a thank you for hard working volunteers in our national parks.
This pass is for volunteers acquiring 500 service hours on a cumulative basis. It provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3
adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).


How much does it Cost?
Free of Charge
Where do I get the pass?
Obtained through your Volunteer Coordinator at the site where you volunteered 500+ hours.
Who honors this pass?
BLM – Bureau of Land Management
FWS – United States Fish & Wildlife Service
NPS – National Park Service
Bureau of Reclamation
USDA-FS – United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service

What are the requirements for qualifying for this pass?
For those who volunteer 500 hours or more at Federal recreation sites, beginning January 1, 2010. Valid 12 months from month of issue.

What does it save me money on?
• Per Vehicle Fee Areas - The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a noncommercial
vehicle.
• Per Person Fee Areas – The pass admits the pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4
adults (children under 16 are admitted free).
What does it NOT cover?
• Overnight Camping
• Developed Boat Launches
• Swimming Sites
• Specialized Interpretive Services
• Concessioner Services

Did You Know?

Century + year old orchard; Photographed by Bryan Petrytyl

The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old! The trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.