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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park

 

 

 

 

 

Description of the Great Basin National Park

Location: Baker, Nevada Map

Area: 77,180 acres (31,230 ha)

Official site

Info: 100 Great Basin Hwy, Baker, (775) 234-7331

Open: 8am- 4:30 pm

Closed: Jan 1, Thanksgiving, Dec 25th

 

Great Basin National Park sits near Baker, Nevada in United States. Great Basin National Park covers an area of 77,180 acres (31,230 ha). It was established in 1986, located in the eastern center of Nevada near the border with Utah. Its name comes from the Great Basin, dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch mountains. It is known for its ancient pine groves, and for the Lehman Caverns at the base of Wheeler Peak. The caves were protected since January 24, 1922 (Lehman Caves National Monument) and were incorporated into the park when it was created in 1986. The park is in an arid region and receives very little rainfall during most of the year.

 

Great Basin National Park includes 61 species of mammals: marmots, chipmunks, pronghorns, mule deer, pumas, lynx, coyotes, foxes, American badgers. There are 238 species of birds, 18 reptiles, 2 amphibians and 8 fish.

 

 

 

Fees and permits

Open - Daily, year round, from 8AM to 4:30PM Pacific Time. Extended hours in the summer. Closed - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Great Basin National Park has no entrance fee. Cave tour fees vary depending on length of tour. 60-minute tours cost Adult/Child $8.00/$4.00 while the 90-minute tours cost $10/$5. Golden Age/Golden Access card holders pay child rates. Camping fees are $12 for developed campgrounds per night/per site. $6 for Golden Age/Golden Access card holders. Primitive campgrounds have no fee.

 

 

 

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