Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Centers

Lehman Caves Visitor Center (775) 234-7510
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.

Summer Hours: Open daily from 8:00am until 5:00pm PST.
Fall Hours: Open daily from 8:00am until 4:30pm PST. (September 3 - October 27, 2019)

(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

NOTICE: Lehman Caves Visitor Center will be closed from October 28, 2019 through February 15, 2020. The visitor center is closing for a new exhibit installation. Cave Tours will continue to be offered. Make a reservation at www.recreation.gov.

Great Basin Visitor Center (775) 234-7520
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.
Summer Hours: Open daily 8:00am - 5:30pm PST.
Fall Hours: Open daily 8:00am - 5:00pm PST beginning September 3rd - September 28th.
Winter Hours: Open daily 8:00am - 4:00pm PST September 29th - Spring 2020.

(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

 
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 recommended. Due to damage sustained by wildfire, the Lexington Arch road is severely washed out. Vehicles will have to park approximately 0.5 - 1 mile before the official parking area/trailhead begins as a result. Drive as far as you feel comfortable and 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. (7/31/2019)

Last updated: August 30, 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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