Great Basin National Park incorporates 77,000 acres of land including streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines, and numerous limestone caverns, including the beautiful Lehman Caves. The park was the 47th dedicated National Park and hosts on average 90,000 visitors per year.
Located 70 miles to the east of Ely on US Route 50, the closest town to the national park is Baker, which lies 5 miles to the east. Baker has limited accommodations, a small store and restaurant and unmanned gas pumps. Visitors looking for supplies or more dining and lodging variety and options should consider basing themselves out of Ely.
Great Basin National Park is located in east central Nevada near the Utah border. For more information on Great Basin National Park, please select a topic of interest from the list on the left.