Higher camping fees are being charged at Great Basin National Park this year, and campground sites are moving to online reservations, according to the National Parks Traveler.
Recreation.gov, along with being the site to reserve campsites at the national park that hugs Nevada’s border with Utah, also will be the place to obtain tickets for cave tours.
The higher fees, which took effect Jan. 1, reflect completed required comparability studies and civic engagement for expanded amenity fee changes.
The new fees include:
- Lower Lehman Campground (per site, per night) $20
- Upper Lehman Campground (per site, per night) $20
- Wheeler Peak Campground $20
- Baker Creek Campground $20
- Grey Cliffs Campground $20
- Lehman Caves Grand Palace Tour, Adult, 90-minutes $15
- Lehman Caves Lodge Room Tour, Adult, 60-minutes $12
- Lehman Caves Grand Palace Tour, Youth (5-15) $8
- Lehman Caves Lodge Room Tour, Youth (5-15) $6
- RV Dump Station $10
The cave tour fee increases cover the cost associated with providing cave tours and reservable tour tickets on www.recreation.gov. Since 2015 Great Basin has been making improvements to park campgrounds; Baker Creek in 2015, Upper Lehman Creek in 2017, and Wheeler Peak in 2021. The improvements have brought in new picnic tables, restrooms, fire pits, grills and tent pads.
The park will also begin providing online reservations through www.recreation.gov for Lower and Upper Lehman Creek Campgrounds in 2021, continue with reservations in Grey Cliff and provide reservations for Wheeler Peak Campground once improvements are completed. The fees have increased to help cover the fee incurred for the reservation system and to maintain the improved campgrounds.