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Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Click on the Great Basin National Park Weather link below for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Mask Requirement

Masks are optional in NPS buildings at this time, including Lehman Caves. Visitors may continue to wear a mask if they choose. Please continue to wear a mask if showing symptoms of COVID -19. The CDC COVID-19 Community Levels will be checked on a weekly basis and masking requirement will updated accordingly. 11-30-22

Weather and Road Conditions

Great Basin National Park Weather
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions (10,147ft)
Nevada Road Conditions or call 511 or 1-877-NV-ROADS
Utah Road Conditions call 511 or 1-866-511-UTAH

Park Roads

Please note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.
Park Road Descriptions
Road Description Status
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Paved Surface

No vehicles over 24 feet in length allowed past the Upper Lehman Campground. Vehicles shorter than 24ft towing a trailer also under 24ft are permitted, though proceed with caution.
OPEN to Upper Lehman Campground
Baker Creek Road Gravel Road, open as long as weather permits OPEN
Strawberry Creek Road Dirt Road, not plowed in winter CLOSED
Snake Creek Road Dirt Road, not plowed in winter CLOSED
Lexington Arch Road Unimproved dirt road - rough and rutted. The road runs entirely on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and is not closed by the National Park Service. Conditions may be impassable in winter due to excess snow/mud, approach with caution.

High-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended year-round. Due to damage sustained by wildfire, the Lexington Arch road is severely washed out. Vehicles will have to park approximately 1 mile before the official parking area/trailhead begins as a result. Do not block the road or damage vegetation when parking.
OPEN

Possibly impassable, approach with caution

Visitor Centers

Check hours for both visitor centers here.

Lehman Cave Tours (Unavailable in January and February 2023)

NOTE: All Lehman Cave Tours will be unavailable in January and February 2023 for rehabilitation and improvement projects.
Tours are available for reservation up to 30 days in advance.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail Information
Winter Trail Information
Open

Weather can change quickly at any elevation, so be prepared for harsh conditions. When hiking at high elevation be prepared for rain, hail, or snow storms at any time of the year. Temperatures and visibility can drop rapidly.

Most trails are at high elevation and have steep climbs. Be mindful for signs of altitude sickness such as headache and nausea. If you're feeling sick, descend right away. Sun exposure is also more extreme at high elevation, so be sure to bring hats and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water and salty snacks for longer day hikes.

Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.
 

Campgrounds

Campground, Pricing, and Reservation Information
Many campgrounds require reservations in the summer and may be booked up to 30 days in advance.

Lower Lehman Creek Campground is the only campground open year-round in the park. All others close with winter.
Campground Period Reservable Status
Lower Lehman Creek First-come, First-served in 2023 OPEN
NO WATER
Upper Lehman Creek Roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day CLOSED
Wheeler Peak Roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day CLOSED
Baker Creek First-come, First-served CLOSED
Grey Cliffs Loop A: First-come, First-served
Loops B & C: Roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day
CLOSED
Snake Creek Primitive Campsites First-come, First-served CLOSED
Dump Station near the Lehman Caves Visitor Center Open during the summer months CLOSED

Fire Conditions

FIRE BAN IN EFFECT
A fire ban will be implemented on May 27, 2022. This year is predicted to be a very active fire season across the Western United States. All of Great Bain National Park is experiencing exceptional drought again this year. https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/nevada Additionally, water will not be available at spigots in campgrounds this summer. It has been determined that a fire ban is needed before going into one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.

Fires will not be allowed in picnic grills or barbeques. Fires are also not allowed in fire rings in campsites, amphitheaters or other locations in the park. Regardless of a fire ban, fires are never allowed above 10,000 feet. It is never permitted to build your own fire ring.Gas fired camp stoves are permitted as well as propane grills. Be fire smart do not park your vehicle over grass or shrubs tall enough to touch the underside of the vehicle. Do not drag chains from your hitch. Please practice fire safety and enjoy your visit.



Last updated: December 2, 2022

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100 Great Basin National Park
Baker , NV 89311

Phone:

775-234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

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