Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park

Updated November 2, 2016

Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter and spring. Contact Great Basin National Park at (775) 234-7331 for the most up-to-date information.

Please use caution when using GPS navigation devices. Some devices may route you onto dirt roads in the park. If your destination is one of the visitor centers or the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, stay on paved roads.


 

Park Roads

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Open to Upper Lehman Creek Campground (3 miles)
Baker Creek Road
Open
Strawberry Creek Road
Closed (unimproved dirt road)
Snake Creek Road
Open (improved dirt road)
Lexington Arch Road
Open (Those wishing to drive to the Lexington Arch Trailhead should be advised that the unimproved dirt road to is rough and rutted. High clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles are required, as are advanced 4-wheel driving skills. Route finding is also necessary in places due to flood damage.)

Please note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.


 

Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open daily 8:00am to 4:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Great Basin Visitor Center - Closed for season October 30th through April.


 

Lehman Cave Tours

During the summer months, go to Recreation.gov to see what tours are available on the day you're planning to visit.

Winter Tour Schedule - November 1, 2016 through March 5, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (Open to all ages during winter schedule only)
1:00pm Monday - Friday
9:00am & 1:00pm Saturdays and Sundays.


- Tickets for tours can be purchased in advance at Recreation.gov. Reservations cannot be made at either of our visitor centers.
- Tours do frequently sell out! Advanced tickets are highly recommended! Same-day tickets are available in person only.
- For detailed tour information please visit our Lehman Cave page.
-There are no tours available on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Day.

Spring Tour Schedule - March 6, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (90 minutes/ages 5 & up)
9:00am & 1:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (60 minutes/all ages)
11:00am & 3:00pm

Summer Tour Schedule - May 26, 2017 - September 4, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (90 minutes/ages 5 & up)
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (60 minutes/all ages)
8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm

Fall Tour Schedule - September 5 to October 31, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (90 minutes/ages 5 & up)
9:00am & 1:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (60 minutes/all ages)
11:00am & 3:00pm



 

Campgrounds

Lower Lehman Creek
Open (no water)
Upper Lehman Creek
Closed
Baker Creek
Open (no water)
Wheeler Peak
Closed
Grey Cliffs Loop A
Closed
Strawberry Creek Campground
Closed (no water)
Snake Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Grey Cliffs Group Campground
Closed

RV Dump Station
Closed

Fee: $12.00 per night and $6.00 per night for Golden Age/Access/Senior pass holders. Strawberry and Snake Creek campground is currently free. Click for detailed campground information.


 

Weather and Road Conditions

Great Basin National Park Weather
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions (10,147ft)
Nevada Road Conditions or call 511 or 1-877-NV-ROADS
Utah Road Conditions call 511 or 1-866-511-UTAH


 

Hiking Trails

Weather can change quickly at any elevation, so be prepared for harsh conditions. When hiking at high elevation be prepared for rain, hail, or snow storms at any time of the year. Temperatures and visibility can drop rapidly.

Most trails are at high elevation and have steep climbs. Be watchful for signs of altitude sickness such as headache and nausea. If you're feeling sick, descend right away.

Sun exposure is also more extreme at high elevation, so be sure to bring hats and sunscreen.

Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.

Click for detailed trail information.


 

Fire Conditions

STRAWBERRY FIRE
The fire is 100% contained. There may still be occasional smoke seen coming from the burn area until the fire is declared out.

Have safe campfires in the campgrounds. Make sure it's "dead out" before leaving the campsite or before going to sleep. For campfire safety tips see here.

There are no prescribed fires planned at this time. No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331
Park Headquarters Superintendent

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