Great Basin is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access
Following the guidance of state and local public health authorities, Great Basin is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Access to the Park
Currently visitors have access to:
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed:
- Entrance road to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center
- Scenic Drive
- Baker Creek road and trailhead
- Snake Creek road and trailhead
- Strawberry Creek road and trailhead
- Lower Lehman Creek campground
- Restrooms at Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Great Basin Visitor Center on a rotating schedule
- Restrooms at Lower Lehman Creek campground
- Restrooms at the major trailheads (Bristlecones parking lot, Baker Creek, Snake Creek, and Strawberry Creek)
- Hiking trails at Great Basin National Park (though many trails are still covered in deep snow at higher elevations)
- Park concessions facilities (8am - 3pm)
Ranger Programs and Cave Tours
All ranger programs and cave tours have been cancelled at this time.
Visitor and Resource Protection Rangers are conducting regular and targeted patrols to enforce closures and park regulations
Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations authorizes a maximum ﬁne of $5,000 and up to six months in prison for misdemeanor violations.
National Park Service Public Health Service Officers Recommend that Everyone Should Take the Following Routine Precautions:
Follow this web page for the latest public health updates from the National Park Service:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use >60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or do so into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands again.
- Most important, if you experience flu symptoms or any serious infection or virus, please stay home to avoid exposing others.