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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Great Basin National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

Cave Tours are available by reservation only up to 30 days in advance. The below source link has detailed information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Great Basin National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Nevada and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Great Basin National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Nevada and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 14, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Great Basin National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Great Basin National Park - News section for more.

  • 12th Annual Astronomy Festival at Great Basin National Park

    August 12, 2021 | 3:57 pm

    Great Basin National Park’s 12th annual Astronomy Festival is coming up, September 9 – 11, 2021. Join us for three days and three nights, of day and night astronomy activities for all ages! Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada is an International Dark Sky Park, as certified by the International Dark Sky Association, and features some of the darkest night skies in the country. During the daytime visitors may safely view the sun through solar telescopes, enjoy ranger programs, and participate in kids’ activities. Each evening features different events followed by hours of night sky viewing via telescopes staffed by astronomy volunteers.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Baker Lake Renovation, Trail Closures, Back Country Camping Restriction, and Access to Baker Lake Water Restriction

    August 10, 2021 | 10:30 am

    Great Basin National Park will be conducting a rotenone treatment at Baker Lake on September 1st 2021 to remove non-native fish species. The treatment will restore habitat for the native Bonneville cutthroat trout which will be released in Baker Lake in 2023. The project is being conducted in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Wildlife.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Environmental Assessment for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project Available for Public Comment

    August 10, 2021 | 10:23 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project in Great Basin National Park. The public comment period for the EA will be from August 9, 2021 to September 6, 2021. Comments will be accepted until midnight, September 6, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive closed August 9th through 20th due to construction

    July 8, 2021 | 2:13 pm

    Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive will be closed past Upper Lehman Creek Campground, August 9th through August 20th with the exception of August 14th and 15th, due to construction.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Ban to be Implemented at Park on July 2, 2021

    July 2, 2021 | 3:00 pm

    A fire ban will be implemented on July 2, 2021. This year is predicted to be a very active fire season across the Western United States.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Requests Public Input on the Strawberry Creek Fire – Watershed Restoration and Stabilization Project at Great Basin National Park

    April 13, 2021 | 10:41 am

    he National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to restore and stabilize the recently burned Strawberry Creek Watershed. Public comments on the proposed action will be open from April 5 to May 5, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Great Basin National Park launches a new Great Basin regional Artist-in-Residence program in partnership with Great Basin National Park Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts

    February 8, 2021 | 8:15 am

    Great Basin National Park is pleased to announce that a new partnership between the Great Basin National Park Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno art department is facilitating the launch of a new regional Artist-in-Residence program at the Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Great Basin National Park Campgrounds Now Available for Reservation

    January 15, 2021 | 4:26 pm

    Upper and Lower Lehman Campgrounds are now available for reservations.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Great Basin National Park Fee Changes Approved

    December 11, 2020 | 11:35 am

    Great Basin National Park will be implementing changes to fee costs starting January 1, 2021. These changes will be for cave tour fees, camping fees, and dump station fees. The changes have completed required comparability studies and civic engagement for expanded amenity fee changes. The Acting Regional Director has approved the changes.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service and National Park Trust Select Great Basin National Park Foundation as a 2020 Challenge Cost Share Award Recipient

    December 10, 2020 | 7:39 am

    The Great Basin National Park Foundation was a recipient of the 2020 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote improved access and opportunities for outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and education in our National Parks, National Trails and /or Wild and Scenic Rivers.

    Read more at nps.gov