Great Basin National Park to Undergo Major Construction This Summer

A national park known for hiking, cave exploration and fishing will be undergoing several upgrades this summer, and park officials are urging visitors to plan accordingly. 

Great Basin National Park, located in White Pine County, Nevada, will be managing five major construction projects throughout the summer months, the National Park Service (NPS) recently announced.

“I am excited to see such a significant investment in the park’s vital infrastructure, but I recognize that many visitors will be affected by the work going on this summer. I ask everyone to have patience and understanding as we strive today to improve the visitor experience at Great Basin for generations to come,” Great Basin National Park Superintendent Ashley Adams said te

Updated timing for the projects can be found on the park’s ‘Alerts In Effect / Current Projects’ page. Specifically, the park’s amphitheater, Visitor Center parking, and picnic area will be closed towards the end of summer, and the evening astronomy programs will also be relocated. 

At the conclusion of the five construction projects, visitors will enjoy expanded campgrounds, new trailheads, road improvements, and facilities. 

The park is also home to Lehman Caves, which are the longest stretch of cave systems in Nevada. Visitors can tour the caves by booking tickets on, and rates start at $15 for Adults. The caves have a average temperature of 50° F which can provide a refreshing reprieve from the summer heat. Cave visits are also affected by the summer construction upgrades, so travelers will need to plan ahead and book tickets early to secure a cave visit. 

Over 143,200 people visited Great Basin National Park in 2023.

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