Great Basin National Park offers a variety of opportunities for visitors with disabilities. Much can be learned about Great Basin National Park from your vehicle and from accessible facilities and programs. This wild landscape, rich in natural and cultural history, is a wonderful place to spend the day, a week, or more!
Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount on camping and cave tour fees. Inquire at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center about this lifetime pass, which is available at no cost for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been medically determined to be blind or permanently disabled.
Parking and Restrooms
Designated accessible parking spaces are available in all parking lots with ramps provided over the curbs. All public restrooms are accessible.
Both visitor centers are fully accessible. The Lehman Caves Visitor Center has a ramp between the parking lot and main level. The Great Basin National Park orientation videos have closed captions available.
Camping and Picnicking
Three campgrounds in the park have accessible sites:
Each campsite has a picnic table, fire grate, and tent pad. These sites are generally located next to accessible restrooms. All sites are first-come, first-serve. When campgrounds fill, they are made available to all campers.
All picnic areas provide accessible tables and restrooms.
Island Forest Trail
The Island Forest Trail (0.2 miles long and constructed to meet wheelchair accessibility standards) winds through mixed conifer and aspen communities. The first half maintains a 1% grade, while the second half has an 8% grade in places, making this half of the trail more challenging. The trail is located at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive.
Lehman Caves Tour
Brief tours of the first room of the cave, the Gothic Palace, are available for those unable to negotiate the stairs and narrow passageways of the tour route. Participants join the first 30 minutes of a regular tour, and are escorted out of the cave by a ranger. Another friend or family member must be available to assist visitors in non-motorized wheelchairs.
Please be advised that wheelchairs are not available at the park. First room tours may not be available on every tour, depending on staffing levels.
Other Ranger-Led Activities
Evening astronomy programs are offered throughout the spring, summer, and fall at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. These are an accessible and wonderful way to wrap up a day in Great Basin National Park. For more information, inquire at any visitor center.
Leashed service animals are welcome at Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves. Please call (775) 234-7510 for more details.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available for use with any ranger-led program, including cave walks and evening programs. Talk to a ranger at any visitor center about using one before the start of the program.
Telephone Relay Services
To access the telephone relay services, please call 1-800-326-6868. The user will be connected to an interpreter and automated system. The voice number in Nevada to reach an interpreter is 1-800-326-6888.
Last updated: December 16, 2020