Reservations for Lehman Cave tours and camping at the Grey Cliffs area are now handled by Recreation.gov. Visit the Recreation.gov website to reserve a tour or campsite.
Some recreational activities in the park require permits; for others registration is recommended.
Information on permits required for research, filming, photography, or other business-related topics can be found on our Doing Business With The Park page.
Registration for backcountry camping is voluntary at Great Basin National Park, but it is free and strongly recommended. Registration not only allows the park to monitor backcountry use, but also provides critical information in the event of an emergency. Stop at a visitor center to register and obtain a copy of backcountry camping regulations.
Find more Information on our Hiking and Backpacking page.
There is currently one wild cave in the park accessible with a caving permit. Those who are interested in caving must read and submit a Caving Permit Application for approval. (The online PDF Application is currently unavailable.) Permits must be submitted at least two weeks before the intended caving trip. Permits will be approved for those who can demonstrate their experience with horizontal and vertical caving techniques, cave conservation ethics, and expertise with the required equipment. All cavers must also be screened for White-Nose Syndrome.
For questions, please contact Resource Management by email.
Find more information on our Wild Caving page.
PicnickingUpper Lehman Group Picnic area is available by reservation. A special use permit is required. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance, along with a $25 application fee. The fee for using the area is $50. Maximum group size is 75. Contact the Special Use Coordinator via email or call (775) 234-7511 for reservations and information.
Last updated: April 21, 2021