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 Passport holders are entitled to receive a 50 percent 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 provides a lift between the parking lot and main level. The Great Basin National Park orientation videos are closed-captioned.
Camping and Picnicking
Three campgrounds in the park have accessible sites: Upper Lehman Creek Campground (site #2), Wheeler Peak Campground (site # 5), and Baker Creek Campground (sites # 11 and #27). 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 served. 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 percent grade, while the second half has an 8 percent grade in places, making this half of the trail more challenging. The trail is located at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive.
>Island Forest Trail Brochure (PDF)