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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Come see the 2023 Annular Eclipse

Come see the Annular Eclipse at Great Basin National Park on October 14, 2023. Find info on viewing, events, and more here!

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Apply to be a 2024 Artist-in-Residence

Painting by Candida Webb, 2021 Great Basin National Park Artist in Residence

Stalactites, stalagmites and other formations in yellow light. Photo credit: Kee Ylp (flickr)
Lehman Caves Tours

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

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Things To Do

Stargazing, hiking, and fishing are just a few of the activities to fill your time at Great Basin.

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

A flowing stream filled with rocks joined by green, grass covered banks leads into Teresa Lake.
Hiking Trails

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

Milky Way over a red-lit Lehman Caves Visitor Center, with a historic cabin in foreground.
Great Basin Astronomy

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

Parachutes and shield formation in the Grand Palace.
Virtual Cave Tour

Explore the underground world of Lehman Caves. This virtual tour journeys through the most popular rooms of the caves.

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Check here for visitor center hours and seasonal recommendations for activities on the park.

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

Last updated: September 17, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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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