Visiting Great Basin National Park

Planning a trip to Great Basin National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Great Basin National Park, Nevada.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park Basics

Region: Pacific-West / West Coast / Rockies / Southwest

Park Size: 77,180 acres (120.59 sq miles) (312.34 sq km)

Location: White Pine County

Closest Cities: Baker, Nevada

Busy Season: May to September

Visitation: 131,802 (in 2019)

How much does Great Basin National Park Cost?

Great Basin National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Great Basin National Park Open?

Great Basin National Park is open year-round, but some roads close for the winter.

Are dogs allowed in Great Basin National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Great Basin National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the trails except the Lexington Arch Trail. They are also banned from the caves. Please review the Great Basin Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Great Basin.

Where are Great Basin National Park’s visitor centers?

Lehman Caves Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Great Basin Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Land Acknowledgments for Great Basin National Park

The National Park known as Great Basin National Park sits on Goshute land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Great Basin National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are six official stamps for Great Basin National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Great Basin National Park:

  • Baker, Nevada
  • Baker, NV
  • Baker, NV
  • Baker, NV (Oversized)
  • Lehman Caves
  • NPS Centennial

Bonus Stamps

  • GBNP Nevada

Great Basin National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Great Basin National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Lehman Caves Visitor Center
  • Visitor Center

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