Reservations for Lehman Cave tours and camping at the Wheeler Peak, Upper Lehman Creek, and Grey Cliffs campgrounds are now handled by Visit 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.

Backcountry Camping

Currently backcountry permits are only required for camping near Baker or Johnson Lakes, and are available for free at a Visitor Center. Registration for all other backcountry camping 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.


Wild Caving

Seven wild (undeveloped) caves at Great Basin National Park (GRBA) are open by permit for recreational use. Cavers who qualify and are interested can contact the Cave Specialist for a permit application and more information. 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.



Upper 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: December 15, 2022

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