Alerts & Conditions

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Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Click on the Great Basin National Park Weather link below for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Mask Requirement

Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Great Basin, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings and Lehman Caves.

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

Park Roads

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

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive

Open

Baker Creek Road

Open

Snake Creek Road

Open (dirt road)

Strawberry Creek Road

Open (dirt road)

Lexington Arch Road

Open to 2.5miles from the Arch (unimproved dirt road)

(NOTE: The unimproved dirt road to Lexington Arch is rough and rutted. High-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Due to damage sustained by wildfire, the Lexington Arch road is severely washed out. Vehicles will have to park approximately 1 mile before the official parking area/trailhead begins as a result. Drive as far as you feel comfortable and then walk the rest of the way. There is not a designated parking area. Do not block the road or damage vegetation when parking. Look for orange trail markers on trees to guide you towards the trailhead through the washout.)

Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center

Open (8am - 5pm)

Great Basin Visitor Center

Open (1pm - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday)

Lehman Cave Tours

Tours will be available for reservation up to 30 days in advance.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail Information
Open

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 mindful 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. Bring plenty of water and salty snacks for longer day hikes.

Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.

Campgrounds

Campground Information

Fee: $20.00 per night or $10.00 per night for Golden Age/Access/Senior pass holders.
Snake Creek campground is currently free.

Lower Lehman Creek

Open
May 28th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Can reserve up to 6 months in advance.

Upper Lehman Creek

Open
May 28th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Can reserve up to 6 months in advance.

Baker Creek

Open
Fisrt Come First Served

Wheeler Peak

Closed (Water Off)
Notice: Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the entire 2021 season.

Grey Cliffs Campground

Open (Water Off)
May 22nd, 2021 - October 31st, 2021 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Can reserve up to 6 months in advance.

Strawberry Creek Campground

Closed

Snake Creek Campground

Open (No water)

RV Dump Station

Open
Fee: $10.00

Fire Conditions

No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.


Last updated: August 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

775-234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

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