Great Basin National Park

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Related to Great Basin National Park: Lehman Caves

Great Basin National Park

Address:100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311

Size: 77,180 acres.
Established: Lehman Caves National Monument proclaimed on January 24, 1922; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933; made part of Great Basin National Park when established on October 27, 1986.
Location:The main park entrance is 5 miles west of Baker, Nevada, near the Nevada-Utah border.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, fishing, auto touring, cross-country skiing, guided cave tours, stargazing.
Special Features:A remnant icefield on 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000-year-old bristlecone pine trees, 75-foot limestone Lexington Arch, and the tunnels and decorated galleries of Lehman Caves are the park's major features.

See other parks in Nevada.
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We have been extremely fortunate to have worked with the Great Basin National Park in preserving a firearm with a such unique and mysterious story," said Cody Museum curator Ashley Hlebinsky.
Great Basin National Park was established to preserve a wide array of beautiful landscapes, including sagebrush desert, stands of ancient bristlecone pines, and craggy 13,000-foot peaks.
As I get ready to leave Great Basin National Park and prepare for my long drive back to the bright lights of Los Angeles, I take a moment to reflect and walk through a small cabin set up next to the old Lehman Caves National Monument visitor center.
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For these reasons, enlarging Great Basin National Park and designating additional wilderness and park areas are high on the Sierra Club's list of programs for protecting and restoring the region.
From Lake Tahoe State Park, to Great Basin National Park, to the designation of more than 700,000 acres of wilderness in Nevada, Marges fingerprints are on almost every protected vista of the West.
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In 1964 at Wheeler Peak, now in Great Basin National Park, the 5,000-year-old Prometheus tree, perhaps the oldest living organism on earth at the time, was cut down for examination of its core and rings.
Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of firefighter Justin Beebe, who lost his life in the line of duty on Saturday fighting the Strawberry Fire in Great Basin National Park.
During the past few months, SNWA had been buying up ranches for top-dollar prices in the Spring and Snake Valleys--two valleys that border Great Basin National Park to the east and to the west.
Poking its lushly forested shoulders above the scrub and the sage, Great Basin National Park is an island of snow-capped green at the edge of the arid landscape for which it's named.
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