Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about Great Basin National Park. Questions in blue are links that will take you directly to the web page containing the information you are looking for.

Basic Information

When is the Busy Season? - Memorial Day through Labor Day
How do I get to Great Basin National Park?
What are the operating hours and seasons?
What is the weather going to be like this week?
What are the current conditions?
What are the conditions like in the winter?
When was Great Basin National Park designated?Great Basin National Park - October 27, 1986Lehman Caves National Monument - January 24, 1922
What is the annual visitation?The park receives approximately 140,000 visitors per year. About 50,000 people visit Lehman Caves annually.
What is the Great Basin?

Cave Tours

What is the Lehman Caves tour schedule and can I make reservations?
What are the prices for the Lehman Caves tour?
Can Lehman Caves be entered without a guide?
What is the difference between a 60 minute tour and a 90 minute tour?


What programs are offered in the summer?
What outdoor activities can I do?


Where can I camp?
Can I make reservations?

What are the camping fees?
What are the conditions in the developed campsites?
How about camping options outside the park?


Where can I hike?
Do I need a permit for the backcountry?
Where can I take my dog?

Area Information

Where can I eat?
Where are the picnic areas located in the park?
Where can I fish?
Is there any lodging in or around Baker?
Where is the closest gas station?
What services are in the town of Baker?
What other nearby attractions are there?

Fire Information

Are fires permitted in the park?Yes, fires are permitted in developed campgrounds, established primitive campsites, and picnic areas. Fires are permitted in backcountry areas below 10,000 feet, with the exception of Bristlecone pine groves.
Where can I get firewood?Ferg's Firewood in Baker; follow the signs. 24 hour availability, self-serve. $5 per large bundle.Dead wood on the ground may be collected in the park for use as fuel for campfires; except above 10,000 ft of elevation. Collecting anywhere near bristlecone pine groves is not permitted.

Last updated: September 15, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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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