Inside the Park

The park has four developed campgrounds -- Lower Lehman Creek, Upper Lehman Creek, Baker Creek, and Wheeler Peak -- with just over 100 sites. They have lots of trees, pit toilets, and picnic tables. Those with large RVs will want to arrive as early in the day as possible, because only a limited number of sites can easily accommodate rigs over 25 feet.

One campground is open year-round; the others are open from spring through fall, weather permitting. There are also some primitive campsites along Strawberry Creek, in the far northern reaches of the park, and along Snake Creek, in the southern half of the park. These sites have tables and fire grates but no drinking water. There are a few pit toilets along Snake Creek, but no toilets along Strawberry Creek.

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Backcountry camping is also permitted. The park has an RV dump station near the visitor center ($5), usually open from late May through October, but no hookups or showers. All campsites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Near the Park

The Border Inn RV Park, on U.S. 50/6 at the Nevada-Utah border (P.O. Box 30), Baker, NV 89311 (tel. 775/234-7300; www.greatbasinpark.com/borderinn.htm), is about 13 miles northeast of the national park. It has 22 gravel pull-through RV sites with full hookups, plus shower and coin-op laundry facilities. Showers are free for registered campers, $5 for others. There are also a motel, restaurant, casino and bar, and 24-hour store.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.