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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

Masks are optional in NPS buildings at this time, including Lehman Caves. Visitors may continue to wear a mask if they choose. The CDC COVID-19 Community Levels will be checked on a weekly basis and masking requirement will updated accordingly. 5-26-22

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

Strawberry Creek Road

Open

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 - 5:00pm)

Great Basin Visitor Center

Open (9:30 - 5:00)

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 (No water)
May 28th, 2022 - October 31st, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable. Can reserve up to 30 days in advance.

Upper Lehman Creek

Open (No Water)
May 28th, 2022 - September 30, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Can reserve up to 30 days in advance.

Baker Creek

Open (No Water)
All sites first come, first served, no reservations

Wheeler Peak

Closed (No Water)

Grey Cliffs Campground

Open (No Water)
May 28, 2022 - September 30, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Group camping in Loop C can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
Loop A is first-come, first-serve

Strawberry Creek Campground

Closed

Snake Creek Campground

Open

RV Dump Station

Open
Fee: $10.00

Fire Conditions

FIRE BAN IN EFFECT
A fire ban will be implemented on May 27, 2021. This year is predicted to be a very active fire season across the Western United States. All of Great Bain National Park is experiencing exceptional drought again this year. https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/nevada Additionally, water will not be available at spigots in campgrounds this summer. It has been determined that a fire ban is needed before going into one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.

Fires will not be allowed in picnic grills or barbeques. Fires are also not allowed in fire rings in campsites, amphitheaters or other locations in the park. Regardless of a fire ban, fires are never allowed above 10,000 feet. It is never permitted to build your own fire ring.Gas fired camp stoves are permitted as well as propane grills. Be fire smart do not park your vehicle over grass or shrubs tall enough to touch the underside of the vehicle. Do not drag chains from your hitch. Please practice fire safety and enjoy your visit.



Last updated: May 27, 2022

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Contact Info

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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