National Park

Great Basin Dog Policy

Great Basin National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Based around Nevada's second tallest mountain, Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park contains 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines, a rock glacier, and the limestone Lehman Caves. Due to its remote location, the park has some of the country's darkest night skies. Wildlife includes the Townsend's big-eared bat, pronghorn, and Bonneville cutthroat trout.[1]

Great Basin National Park is somewhat dog friendly. There are only two trails dogs are allowed on, but dogs are allowed in the campgrounds and along roads.

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Pet Policy Details
121 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on most trails at Great Basin National Park.

The only trails dogs are allowed on are:

  • The Lexington Arch Trail (the trailhead requires a high clearance 4x4 vehicle)
  • The trail between Baker and the Visitor Center

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in front-country campgrounds, as long as they're kept on 6' leashes. Dogs may not be left unattended at campsites.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Baker Creek Campground Yes Info
Dump Station No
Grey Cliffs Campground Yes 16 Tent Reservations/Info
Lower Lehman Campground Yes 11 RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Snake Creek Primitive Campgrounds Yes Info
Upper Lehman Campground Yes 23 RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Wheeler Peak Campground Yes 36 Car, RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
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Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along roads while on a 6' leash.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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