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BAKER, NEVADA – Great Basin National Park will be implementing changes to fee costs starting January 1, 2021. These changes will be for cave tour fees, camping fees, and dump station fees. The changes have completed required comparability studies and civic engagement for expanded amenity fee changes. The Acting Regional Director has approved the changes.
|Product or Campground||Approved Rate|
|Lower Lehman Campground (per site, per night)||$20|
|Upper Lehman Campground (per site, per night)||$20|
|Wheeler Peak Campground||$20|
|Baker Creek Campground||$20|
|Grey Cliffs Campground||$20|
|Lehman Caves Grand Palace Tour, Adult, 90-minutes||$15|
|Lehman Caves Lodge Room Tour, Adult, 60-minutes||$12|
|Lehman Caves Grand Palace Tour, Youth (5-15)||$8|
|Lehman Caves Lodge Room Tour, Youth (5-15)||$6|
|RV Dump Station||$10|
The cave tour fee increases cover the cost associated with providing cave tours and reservable tour tickets on www.recreation.gov. Since 2015 Great Basin has been making improvements to park campgrounds; Baker Creek in 2015, Upper Lehman Creek in 2017, and Wheeler Peak in 2021. The improvements have brought in new picnic tables, restrooms, fire pits, grills and tent pads. The park will also begin providing online reservations through www.recreation.gov for Lower and Upper Lehman Creek Campgrounds in 2021, continue with reservation in Grey Cliff and provide reservations for Wheeler Peak Campground once improvements are completed. The fees have increased to help cover the fee incurred for the reservation system and to maintain the improved campgrounds.“We are committed to keeping the park affordable. Great Basin currently does not charge a park entrance fee. We also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience,” said Great Basin National Park Superintendent James Woolsey. “The money from camping and cave tours fees goes back into providing visitors with high quality services at those sites.”
Cave tour fees are used to pay for approximately 60% of the staff hired to conduct tours, trail maintenance, and other visitor services. Campground fees are used for restroom supplies, staff to clean the restrooms, and maintain the park’s campground infrastructure.
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Last updated: December 11, 2020