From Caves to the Cosmos

From the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak to the sagebrush-covered foothills, Great Basin National Park hosts a sample of the incredible diversity of the larger Great Basin region. Come and partake of the solitude of the wilderness, walk among ancient bristlecone pines, bask in the darkest of night skies, and explore mysterious subterranean passages. There's a lot more than just desert here.

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Current Infrastructure Projects

Many projects occurring within the park will affect your visit. Learn about these projects, their impacts, benefits, and trip alternatives.

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Lehman Caves Tours

Enter the remarkable Lehman Caves and explore a unique limestone cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, popcorn, cave shields, and mystery.

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Astronomy Festival

Join us for the Annual Great Basin Astronomy Festival!

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Great Basin Astronomy

Check out our free ranger-led Astronomy Programs every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday May through September.

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Hiking Trails

Check out the dozens of miles of trails available in the park, taking you to gorgeous lakes, bristlecone pines, and solitude.

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Great Basin offers five different front country campgrounds and many other camping options.

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Weather changes quickly at Great Basin. Thunderstorms and rain are common. Please be prepared by checking ahead of your visit.

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Current Conditions

Conditions in the Great Basin are everchanging, check here for the most up to date information on roads, closures, and other important info.

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Great Basin Artist-in-Residence Program

Great Basin National Park's Artist-in-Residence program promotes the arts and the preservation of our national parks

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Great Basin has many accessible facilities, campsites, and programs. Learn how to make your experience the best here.

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Download the NPS mobile app to enhance your visit to Great Basin and other national parks.

Last updated: June 20, 2024

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Contact Info

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100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311


Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

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