Camping Outside the Park

The campgrounds in Great Basin National Park often fill on busy summer days, especially on weekends and holidays. Additional camping is available outside the park.

Public Campgrounds

1.) Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest

Ely Ranger District
(775) 289-3031

Ward Mountain, Timber Creek, East Creek and Berry Creek have designated campsites or are excellent areas for dispersed camping in undesignated sites. Most Forest Service lands are open to dispersed camping unless otherwise posted.

2.) Bureau of Land Management

Ely Ranger District
(775) 289-1800

Sacramento Pass offers a campground with several sites and pit toilets. Observe private property signs carefully. Most BLM land is open to dispersed camping unless otherwise posted.

3.) Cave Lake State Park

(775) 728-4460

Cave Lake is located near Ely, off US Hwy 50. Sites are available first-come first-served. Facilities include: bathrooms, showers, an RV dump station, water, and a boat ramp. No hookups.

4.) Nevada Dept. of Transportation Roadside Rest Area

Approximately 17 mile west of Great Basin National Park, on the south side of US Hwy 50, RVs may park overnight. Stay not to exceed 12 hours. No holding-tank dumping. No tent camping.

Private Campgrounds

1.) Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park

(775) 234-9900

Located in Baker, Nevada. Offers 25 full-service RV sites and a large grassy area for tents. Laundromat and showers available.

2.) The Border Inn

(775) 234-7300

Located 13 miles from Baker, Nevada, on NV Hwy 6 & 50. Offers 22 full-service RV sites and pull-through spaces. Showers available.

3.) Hidden Canyon Guest Ranch

(775) 234-7172

Located 15 miles south of Baker, Nevada. Offers campsites and showers. Reservations required.

4.) Ely KOA

(775) 289-3413

Located 60 miles west of Baker, Nevada. Offers campsites for tent and RVs with full hook-ups, scheduled activities, store and showers.

Last updated: March 29, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311


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

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