Cave Tours & Campgrounds

Reservations for Lehman Cave tours and camping at many park campgrounds are 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 either 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. Contact us if you have questions about caving.

Learn more about wild caving



Upper Lehman Group Picnic area requires a Special Use Permit if the group size exceeds 50 people. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance, along with a $75 application fee. Maximum group size is 75. Email the Special Use Coordinator or call (775) 234-7511 for reservations and information.

Last updated: August 22, 2023

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100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311


Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

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