Great Basin National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.