Basic Information

Great Basin National Park is open year-round. 

All Park - Great Basin Visitor Center

Located just north of the town of Baker on the west side of NV Highway 487. Information desk, exhibits, theater with orientation film, and brochures.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

There is almost an 8,000 ft (2,400 m) difference in elevation between Wheeler Peak and the valley floor. Weather conditions in the park vary with elevation. In late spring and early summer, days in the valley may be hot, yet the snow pack may not have melted in the higher elevations. The Great Basin is a desert, with low relative humidity and sharp drops in temperature at night. In the summer, fierce afternoon thunderstorms are common. It can snow any time of the year at high elevations.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fees - $0.00

Great Basin National Park has no entrance fees.

 
Small pine against a starry sky
A bristlecone pine on Mount Washington.

NPS Photo

 

Welcome to Great Basin National Park

Some come for the majesty of Wheeler Peak or the ancient bristlecone pines which cling to her flanks. Maybe it is the mystery of Lehman Caves or the immensity of the stars in the darkest night skies. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, we're here to help you plan.

Don't know where to start? We recommend our park newspaper (coming soon), if you want a look at available programs, trails, and local goods and services. You can also check our calendar for special events. Make sure you check the current conditions and make cave tour reservations before you come.

Last updated: July 3, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal holidays.

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