Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Mailing Address:
Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311

(775) 234-7331
Available 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal holidays.

Description: Great Basin National Park is Nevada’s largest national park filled with spectacular diversity of the larger Great Basin region.The park offers a lot more than just desert – stunning ancient bristlecone pines, limestone caverns, small glacier and more!

What To Do:
For half day tours:

  • Check out the exhibits in both visitor centers.
  • Join a Lehman Caves Tour.
  • Drive the 12 mile Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive for unparalled views of the mountains and surrounding valleys.
  • Stroll along the 1/4 mile Island Forest Trail at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive.

For overnight tours and longer:

  • Walk the self-guided Mountain View Nature Trail
  • Attend a ranger program at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the secluded Pole Canyon Picnic Area
  • Venture up the Bristlecone Pine Trail
  • Sign the kids up to become Great Basin Junior Rangers.
  • Find a comfortable spot after sunset for some stargazing
  • Head into the backcountry for an overnight on the Baker/Johnson Lake Loop Trail.
  • Enjoy fishing on Lehman or Baker Creek.
  • Hike to Lexington Arch, located 25 miles south of Baker.
  • Visit the Baker Archeological Site to see the site of an excavated Fremont Indian Village.
  • Search for ancient rock art at Pictograph Cave.
  • Summit Wheeler Peak, the highest peak contained within the state of Nevada (elevation 13,063ft).

Campsites: These are the campgrounds at the Great Basin National Park:

  • Lower Lehman Creek Campground
  • Upper Lehman Creek Campground
  • Wheeler Peak Campground
  • Baker Creek Campground
  • Grey Cliffs Campground
  • Snake Creek Campground
  • Strawberry Creek Campground

Toilets /Showers: Restrooms are accessible. Campgrounds are all with vault toilets. There are no shower facilities in the park. Pay showers are available outside the park at the Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park ($5), the Baker Sinclair Gas Station ($2), and the Border Inn ($3).

Operating Hours: Lehman Caves Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Fees: Great Basin National Park has no entrance fee. For camping, fees range from $0 to $$25.

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