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 RequirementMasks are optional in NPS buildings at this time, including Lehman Caves. Visitors may continue to wear a mask if they choose. The CDC COVID-19 Community Levels will be checked on a weekly basis and masking requirement will updated accordingly. 5-26-22
Weather and Road Conditions
Park RoadsPlease note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.
Park Road Descriptions
Wheeler Peak Scenic DriveOpen
Baker Creek RoadOpen
Snake Creek RoadOpen
Strawberry Creek RoadOpen
Lexington Arch RoadOpen to 2.5miles from the Arch (unimproved dirt road)
(NOTE: The unimproved dirt road to Lexington Arch is rough and rutted. High-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. 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. Drive as far as you feel comfortable and then walk the rest of the way. There is not a designated parking area. Do not block the road or damage vegetation when parking. Look for orange trail markers on trees to guide you towards the trailhead through the washout.)
Lehman Cave Visitor CenterOpen (8am - 5:00pm)
Great Basin Visitor CenterOpen (9:30 - 5:00)
Lehman Cave ToursTours will be available for reservation up to 30 days in advance.
Hiking TrailsHiking Trail Information
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.
Fee: $20.00 per night or $10.00 per night for Golden Age/Access/Senior pass holders.
Snake Creek campground is currently free.
Lower Lehman CreekOpen (No water)
May 28th, 2022 - October 31st, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable. Can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
Upper Lehman CreekOpen (No Water)
May 28th, 2022 - September 30, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
Baker CreekOpen (No Water)
All sites first come, first served, no reservations
Wheeler PeakClosed (No Water)
Grey Cliffs CampgroundOpen (No Water)
May 28, 2022 - September 30, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Group camping in Loop C can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
Loop A is first-come, first-serve
Strawberry Creek CampgroundClosed
Snake Creek CampgroundOpen
RV Dump StationOpen
Fire ConditionsFIRE BAN IN EFFECT
A fire ban will be implemented on May 27, 2021. 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: June 1, 2022