Join us in 2022 as we spotlight the 100th anniversary of tourism in Lehman Caves.
Located on traditional homelands of the Newe (Western Shoshone People), the cave has also served commercial visitors since the early 1900s.
Lehman Caves National Monument, later expanded to become Great Basin National Park, was established in 1922.
For a tentative calendar of events, please scroll to Monthly Happenings below.
A Brief History
On January 24, 1922, President Warren Harding proclaimed Lehman Caves National Monument. There was a ceremony at Lehman Caves to celebrate the event on August 6, 1922. Later, in 1933, the national monument was transferred to the National Park Service (NPS).
For more than half a century, Lehman Caves was one of the most isolated NPS units. In1986, Great Basin National Park was proclaimed which significantly enlarged the size of this protected unit and added features like 13,000-foot Wheeler Peak.
Partners and Sponsors Supporting the Celebration
• Baker Community Church • Baker School Great Basin National Heritage Area • Travel Nevada • Nevada Humanities • White Pine County School District • Western National Parks Association • Great Basin National Park Foundation •
Many events take place outdoors. Specific dates and locations will be provided on the park social media platforms.
On August 6th, parking will be limited. Shuttle Bus service will be provided from the Great Basin Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To travel in your personal vehicle, follow NV Hwy 488 to Lehman Caves Visitor Center and follow the signs to events. The picnic area will be closed to cars during the afternoon events. Accessibility drop off and pick up will be accommodated.
Volunteers assisting with events will register at the LCVC for assignment.
Last updated: March 28, 2022