Great Basin National Park- Diving Deep in Nature
Great Basin National Park was established in 1986 and is located in White Pine Country in east-central Nevada, along the Utah border, U.S.A.
The park is spread over 77,180 acres of land and has a vast soma of beautiful four thousand and nine years old bristlecone pine trees, delightful lakes, pleasant streams, lucid limestone caverns, and tiny glaciers.
The enchanting attractions include Lehman caves, Lexington Arch, 13,000-Foot summit of Wheeler Peak, Highland Ridge Wilderness, Great Basin, and Lehman Caves visitor centers.
Stargazing is one of the best activities you can do here because of the crystal clear views of stars in the darkest night skies of the United States.
Besides stargazing, you can also indulge yourself into various tempting activities like hiking, climbing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, fishing and camping.
The Great Basin National Park is a homeland for Pronghorn Antelope, Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Beaver, Badger, Porcupine, Ringtail Cat, Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Coyotes, Bats, Yellow-Bellied Marmot, Pygmy Rabbit, Bighorn Sheep, Great Blue Heron, Hairy Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron, Hairy Woodpecker and many other species.
No. Of Visitors in 2018
Best Time To Visit
Summer season is the most attractive time to visit the Great Basin National Park as the temperature is generally mild. You will have cooler weather in the months of September and October and also these are the months with smaller crowds. Winter is a splendid season for cross country skiing. Thunderstorms can occur at any time of the year.
Things to carry
Here are the things to carry and please remember to keep the environment clean
Carry energy bars, MREs, and power gel packets to remain energetic throughout hiking.
Fire starter kit and cooking equipment
If you are planning for camping then your firestarter pack should consist of waterproof matches, dry starter material, fuel, flint and steel set. Also, carry a lightweight stove and a light-weight cook pot.
Carry GPS, Compass, and altimeter.
A backpack which can hold necessities of hiking.
Carry 2 litres of a water bottle.
You should also carry insect repellent, emergency kit, whistle, layered clothing, hiking shoes, flashlight, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Tips before Visiting
- Exploring national park is free of cost however cave tours have entrance fees.
- There are two tours available known as The Grand Palace Tour and The Lodge Room Tour. The Grand Palace Tour will consist of all the parts of cave however there would be some parts where kids of less than 5 years old are not allowed. However, in the Lodge Room Tour is permissible to people of all ages.
- Do reservation for cave tours well in advance as the tickets get sold out quickly.
- Visit Wheeler Peak in morning or evening to see deer, turkeys and various birds.