Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Great Basin National Park is in the state of Nevada and lies near the cities of Ely, Border, and Baker in White Pine county. It's received it's name for the being the basin between the Wasatch and Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. The park was established in 1986 on October 27 and stretches just over 120 square miles attracting over 90,000 visitors annually. There are over 800 types of plants in the park. The oldest living tree ever discover once stood in the park but was cut down in 1964 for research. A wide variety of wildlife exists in the park including multiple types of Rabbits, squirrels, and mice and larger mammals such as Mountain Lions, sheep, bobcats, and deer. Several species of trout are in the parks waters with the Bonneville cutthroat being the only native. Hawks, eagles, and swallows are just some of the types of birds found in the park. The features of the park were largely formed by volcanic and glacial activity. An extensive cave system made up of limestone and marble called Lehman caves can be found in the park. The caves were initially a national park of there own and were absorbed into the Great Basin National Park at it's establishment in 1986.

Great Basin National Park Info


Great Basin National Park

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News

Snake Creek to be Closed for Treatment

Great Basin National Park will be conducting a stream treatment. To ensure the safety of Park visitors, Snake Creek Canyon will be closed from 9:00 am Monday July 23rd until 3:00 pm on Friday July 28th.

GBNP Featured in New York Times

Great Basin National Park was featured in a travel article in the New York Times. The article was penned by Rachel Levin.

New Superintendent James Woolsey

The National Park Service has selected James Woolsey to serve as the next superintendent of Great Basin National Park in Nevada. He replaces Steve Mietz, who was promoted to superintendent of Redwood National & State Parks in California.

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Wheeler Peak from the North

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Wheeler Peak from the North

Nevada's 13,000 foot (3982 m) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, taken from about 90 miles (150 km) north. This photo is a three-frame stitched panoramic image.

Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)

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Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea). Great Basin National Park. Near Baker, White Pine Co., Nevada.

Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park, east-central Nevada

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Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park, east-central Nevada

At 13,065 feet, Wheeler Peak in the Snake Range is the second highest peak in Nevada, behind Boundary Peak in west-central Nevada at 13,147 feet.

Best Hikes Great Basin

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Best Hikes Great Basin

Along the Lexington Arch Trail in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. For more of the best day hikes in Great Basin, visit www.annestravels.net/best-day-hikes-great-basin/

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The sun beginning to drop behind the mountains of Great Basin National Park.

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State Highway 21, south of Garrison, Utah, United States