Great Basin National Park Set for Summer Construction: Important Updates for Visitors

by Alice

Great Basin National Park, renowned for its hiking trails, cave exploration, and fishing spots, will undergo significant upgrades this summer, prompting park officials to advise visitors to plan their trips accordingly.

The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced that Great Basin National Park, situated in White Pine County, Nevada, will oversee five major construction projects throughout the summer season.


Park Superintendent Ashley Adams expressed enthusiasm for the investment in the park’s infrastructure while acknowledging the potential inconvenience to visitors. Adams urged patience and understanding, emphasizing the long-term benefits these upgrades will bring to the visitor experience.


For updated information on project timelines, visitors can refer to the park’s ‘Alerts In Effect / Current Projects’ page. Notably, the amphitheater, Visitor Center parking, picnic area, and evening astronomy programs will be affected, with closures anticipated towards the end of summer.


Upon completion of these projects, visitors can expect expanded campgrounds, new trailheads, road improvements, and upgraded facilities enhancing their experience within the park.

Great Basin National Park features Lehman Caves, the longest cave system in Nevada. Cave tours can be booked via, with rates starting at $15 for Adults. With an average temperature of 50°F, the caves offer a refreshing escape from the summer heat. However, cave visits may be impacted by the ongoing construction, prompting travelers to plan ahead and secure tickets early.

In 2023, over 143,200 visitors explored Great Basin National Park, underlining its popularity as a natural destination.



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