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.

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With the dramatic backdrop of Wheeler Peak behind him, Harrigal remarked, "There are so many amazing features in this park - mountain peaks, caverns, desert oases, 4,000-year-old trees - it must have been difficult to choose just one for the reverse design of the Great Basin National Park quarter.
After the event, which took place at the Great Basin National Park visitor's center in Baker, adults exchanged their cash for rolls of new quarters.
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WHERE: Great Basin National Park Visitor Center Highway 487 Baker, NV
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It is a diverse group with deep roots, and one whose resilience matches the bristlecone pine, a conifer found in Great Basin National Park that can live upwards of 5,000 years.
One month later, I traveled to Baker, Nevada--12 miles from Great Basin National Park and ground zero for the groundwater protest--to see if I could find some water.
The idea for Great Basin National Park was formally adopted by the NPCA board in 1958.
In October 1986, the 77,000-acre Great Basin National Park was finally born.

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