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Situated in the White Pine County in east-central Nevada, Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park. It was established in the year 1986 and is most commonly accessed by the way of Nevada State Route 488 that is connected to the U.S. Routes 6 and 50 by the Nevada State Route 487.

The name of the park has been derived from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region located between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains. Topographically, the area is called the Basin and Range Province.

The park is famous for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines, the oldest known non-clonal organisms; and for the Lehman Caves at its base. There are a numerous developed campsites inside the park along with excellent back country camping opportunities. There are a total of 11 species of conifer trees and more than 800 species of plants in Great Basin National Park and the neighboring valleys.

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Things to Do: Lehman Caves Tour, Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, Island Forest Trail

Address: Great Basin National Park, 100 Great Basin National, Park Baker, NV 89311

Opening Hours

Great Basin Visitor Center: Open Daily in summer 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time (summer only)

Lehman Caves Visitor Center: Open Daily 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Entrance Fees: Great Basin National Park has no entrance fees.

Best Time to Visit: Late spring and early summer are considered to be best time to visit.