The campgrounds in Great Basin National Park often fill on busy summer days, especially on weekends and holidays. Additional camping is available outside the park.
1.) Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest
2.) Bureau of Land Management
Sacramento Pass offers a campground with several sites and pit toilets. Observe private property signs carefully. Most BLM land is open to dispersed camping unless otherwise posted.
3.) Cave Lake State Park
4.) Nevada Dept. of Transportation Roadside Rest Area
1.) Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park
2.) The Border Inn
3.) Hidden Canyon Guest Ranch
Dispersed Camping Near Great Basin National Park
Our lands, managed for us all
Welcome to the high-desert, and the wide open country of the Great Basin. In this vast un-peopled place you’ll commune with coyotes, pronghorn and pygmy rabbits. You’ll soak up a degree of silence that few places in the Lower 48 can offer. You’ll experience a dome of stars made overwhelming by the neck-straining stretch of the horizons. You’ll inhale the aroma of sage propelled on some of the cleanest air in the west. You’ll discover trees which have experienced over a million sunsets, and otherworldly caverns shocking in form.
Camping opportunities abound, IF you come prepared
Don’t despair if this happens to you, because it might, especially on the busy holiday weekends, or if you arrive at the park late on a summer day. All it means, for those prepared and provisioned with food, shelter and water (don’t forget the water) is that you may need to step a bit out of your comfort zone and delve into one of America’s truly great resources – multiple use public land. In this case and in this area we are referring mostly to land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Last updated: October 27, 2023