Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Centers

Lehman Caves Visitor Center (775) 234-7510
Open daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time in the summer
Open daily 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time, fall through spring

Located on NV Highway 488, 5.5 miles from the town of Baker and half a mile inside the park boundary.
Lehman Cave Tours, information desk, exhibits, theater with orientation film, and brochures.
Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Great Basin Visitor Center (775) 234-7520
Open daily 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific Time in the summer
Closed fall - spring

Located just north of the town of Baker on the west side of NV Highway 487. Information desk, exhibits, theater with orientation film, and brochures.

 
Facilities
Bookstore

Western National Parks Association Bookstores are located in both visitor centers. Open year round. Call (775) 234-7529 for more information.

Cafe and Gift Shop
The Great Basin Cafe and Gift Shop, located at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center, is open for the summer season (May to mid-October), and closes for the winter. Call (775) 234-7200 for more information.
 
Programs
Lehman Caves tours are offered daily, all year long. Reservations are recommended and can be made through www.recreation.gov Astronomy programs, ranger talks, and other various events are also offered periodically. Check our calendar or Ranger Program page for more information.
 
Roads
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
is paved, but steep and winding, with an average grade of 8%. The Scenic Drive beyond Upper Lehman Creek Campground is closed to single vehicles and trailers in excess of 24 feet in length. This road is open year-round to Upper Lehman Campground. The upper portion of the road is generally open from June to October,weather permitting.


Baker Creek Road is a graded gravel road and is generally open May through November, weather permitting.

Snake Creek Road is open year-round, but can be muddy or snowy in the winter and spring. High clearance vehicles are recommended for this rough, dirt road. Please drive slowly - speeding is the most common cause of accidents on park roads!

Strawberry Creek Road is open, but can be muddy or snowy in the winter and spring. Please drive slowly - speeding is the most common cause of accidents on park roads!.

Lexington Arch Road: The unimproved dirt road to Lexington Arch is rough and rutted. High-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles are required. Advanced 4-wheel driving skills are required to reach the trailhead. Parts of the trail have been damaged by flooding, and may be impassable. Route finding may be necessary.

Please be aware of the current park conditions as you plan your trip.

Last updated: May 28, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal holidays.

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