Basic Information

Great Basin National Park
5500 W Hwy 488
Baker, NV 89311

From the East or West: From U.S. Highway 6 & 50, turn south on Nevada State Highway 487 and travel 5 miles to Baker, NV. In Baker turn west on Highway 488 and travel 5 miles to the park. From the South (Utah): Travel north on Utah State Highway 21 through Milford, UT and Garrison, UT, Highway 487. Turn west on Highway 488 in Baker and travel 5 miles to the park. From the South (Nevada): Travel north on U.S. Highway 93. No public transportation is available to, or in, Great Basin National Park.

Lehman Caves Visitor Center

Located on NV Highway 488, 5.5 miles from the town of Baker and half a mile inside the park boundary. Lehman Cave Tours, information desk, exhibits, theater with orientation film, and brochures. Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open Daily 8:00am to 4:30pm Pacific Time

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Great Basin Summer Visitor Center

Open Daily Summer 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time (summer only) 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.

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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 clings 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 [49.7 MB], 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331

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