General Camping Information

Great Basin has many beautiful campgrounds to choose from.
Great Basin has many beautiful campgrounds to choose from.

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General Information

Due to multiple infrastructure projects in the Park during the summer of 2024, all campgrounds, with the exception of group sites at Grey Cliffs Campground, will operate on a first-come-first-served basis. If you arrive late in the day it is likely that all sites will be occupied. Please check with a ranger at the park visitor centers to discuss dispersed camping options on public land outside of Great Basin National Park.

Great Basin National Park has five developed campgrounds: Upper Lehman Creek, Lower Lehman Creek, Baker Creek, Grey Cliffs, and Wheeler Peak. Each developed campground has vault toilets, picnic tables, tent pads, and campfire grills. There are no hookups. Each campsite is limited to eight people, three tents, and two vehicles. There are three campgrounds with accessible sites. Primitive campgrounds can be found along Snake Creek road.

Lower Lehman Creek is the only campground open year-round. (Note: There will be closures in Lower Lehman Campground in 2024.) Other campgrounds are generally open May through October, weather permitting. Water may not be available. Since exact opening and closing dates are dependent on weather conditions, contact a visitor center at (775) 234-7331 or check our current conditions online before arrival.


Reservations must be made for nights during peak season at both Upper Lehman Creek and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Tent camping reservations can also be made at the Grey Cliffs Campground.

All camping reservations are now handled by Non-reservable campsites may not be "saved" or reserved for family or friends arriving later.

Group Camping

Large groups can be accommodated at the Grey Cliffs Campground. Five designated group sites provide privacy and ensure that groups do not disturb campers staying at the individual sites. Go to the Group Camping page for more information. Reservations are required for group camping and can be made at or by calling (877) 444-6777.

What to Do When Great Basin's Campgrounds are Full!

Look here for alternative options for camping.

Credit card information slip for camping registration
Credit card slips will be available with fee envelopes at camping self-registration stations.

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Camping Fees

$20.00 for individual sites at developed campgrounds per night/per site.
$10.00 for Senior/Access Pass holders.

$30.00 per night for group sites at Grey Cliffs Campground, no discount for Senior/Access Pass holders.
Cash or Credit only. No checks, please!

Primitive sites along Snake Creek require no fee and offer no potable water.

During peak season (roughly from Memorial Day through Labor Day) all sites at Upper Lehman, Grey Cliffs, and Wheeler Peak campgrounds are reservable through or by calling 877-444-6777 no more than one month in advance of your visit. For cancellations made at least 24 hours before the reservation date, fees will be refunded, minus a $10 non-refundable deposit per site. No refunds are available for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to reservation date or no shows.

Lower Lehman Creek Campground, Baker Creek Campground and Snake Creek campsites are first-come, first serve. Credit cards are encouraged at all campgrounds during the self-registration season.

RV Sanitary Station

There is a dump station, potable water, and trash receptacles located 1/2 mile inside the park on the main entrance road (NV Hwy 488). The dump station is usually open late May to October, weather permitting, and is closed in winter. There is a $10 fee for use of the dump station. No discounts for Senior or Golden Access cardholders.


There are no shower facilities in the park. Pay showers are available outside the park at the Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park, the Baker Sinclair Gas Station, and the Border Inn.


Firewood is not available for purchase in the park, but wood may be collected provided that it's already dead and down on the ground. Ferg's Firewood provides bundled wood at two 24-hour, self-pay stations located in Baker. Firewood can also be purchased from the Whispering Elms.


Campground regulations are posted on the campground bulletin boards. Visitors are responsible for knowing and following all regulations.

Last updated: May 27, 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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