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In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.





Great Basin National Park Foundation

Our Vision: Great Basin National Park will be a recognized jewel of the national park system, with ample opportunities for volunteering and citizen involvement, healthy and sustainable native ecosystems, improved visitor facilities, and an expanded access to the park’s spectacular backcountry.

The Great Basin National Park Foundation was established in 1998 to support Great Basin National Park. The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and has been able to support Great Basin National Park in several projects, including increasing access to park trails, recording and transcribing oral histories, and designing and fabricating museum exhibits for the new Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, Nevada.

The Foundation supports the park so that future generations will enjoy wide open landscapes, clean air, dark night skies, vigorous and diverse native ecosystems, and thriving local cultures.

The Foundation maintains an all-volunteer Board of Directors who meet with park representatives regularly to identify ways in which the Foundation can effectively support the park.

Current initiatives include:

To learn more about the Foundation's projects and opportunities for making financial or in-kind contributions, please visit our Projects page