From Caves to the Cosmos

From the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak to the sagebrush-covered foothills, Great Basin National Park hosts a sample of the incredible diversity of the larger Great Basin region. Come and partake of the solitude of the wilderness, walk among ancient bristlecone pines, bask in the darkest of night skies, and explore mysterious subterranean passages. There's a lot more than just desert here.

Stalactites, stalagmites and other formations in yellow light. Photo credit: Kee Ylp (flickr)
Lehman Caves Tours

Enter the remarkable Lehman cave and explore a unique limestone cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, popcorn, cave shields, and mystery.

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Winter Touring

Winter is the quietest season of the year and offers unique experiences in the park not seen during the summer.

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Stargaze on Your Own

As an International Dark-Sky Park Great Basin National Park offers amazing stargazing within the park

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Internships at Great Basin

Great Basin National Park hires internships to work across every division, helping with professional development and outdoor experiences

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Great Basin offers five different front country campgrounds and many other camping options.

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Check here for visitor center hours and seasonal recommendations for activities on the park.

Storm over the south snake range of Great Basin

Weather changes quickly at Great Basin. Thunderstorms and rain are common. Please be prepared by checking ahead of your visit.

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Current Conditions

Conditions in the Great Basin are everchanging, check here for the most up to date information on roads, closures, and other important info.

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Fire Management Plan

Read about Great Basin National Park's approach to fire management.

Parachutes and shield formation in the Grand Palace.
Virtual Cave Tour

Explore the underground world of Lehman Caves. This virtual tour journeys through the most popular rooms of the caves.

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The Midden

The Midden is a biannual newsletter published by the Resource Management division of Great Basin National Park

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Cave Life

Life is varied and interesting inside Lehman Caves. Learn more about the myriad creatures that call Lehman Caves and other caves home

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Inventory & Monitoring

Learn about the long-term monitoring projects that the Mojave Desert Network does in Great Basin National Park.

Last updated: March 16, 2024

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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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