One wild cave, Little Muddy, will remain open each winter from October 1st to April 1st for those with a wild caving permit.
All other wild caves used by bats are closed to the public, due to the threat of White-nose Syndrome. As new information about both WNS and Geomyces destructans comes to light, Great Basin National Park will be implementing new decontamination and monitoring procedures, as well as other required guidance, as it becomes available. The park has also committed to reviewing the entire White-Nose Syndrome Response Plan, including cave closures, in three years time. Please work with us to protect our bats and their habitat.
You can find out more at the U.S. Geologic Survey National Wildlife Health Center website or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.
Cave Closure Dates
Obtaining a Permit
Permit applications can be mailed to:
For further information please contact the Resource Management staff by email or by phone at (775) 234-7561.
Last updated: January 6, 2018