Epic Guide to Upper Lehman Creek Campground in Great Basin National Park, Nevada including how to make reservations, campsite amenities, and so much more
Upper Lehman Creek Campground - Great Basin National Park
Season: Typically open from June through October. This campground closes seasonally after the first snow of the year.
Number of Sites: 23
Location in the park: 3 miles up the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Campsite Cost: $20
Senior/Access Camping Fee: $10
Park Entrance Fee: $0.00; there is no entrance fee to visit the park
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Payments accepted: No checks permitted
Reservations: Yes, available for reservation between the Friday before Memorial Day and the last day of September.
39° 0' 47.5128" N 114° 14' 55.8600" W
Accessible Sites: The campground has two ADA campsites (Site #2 and #18) Restrooms are ADA accessible.
Pets Allowed: Pets must be kept on a leash (6 feet or less in length) and/or under physical control at all times. Pets are not allowed on trails. Leaving a pet unattended and tied to an object is prohibited.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes, Reservations can be made for nights during peak season (roughly between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day Weekend)
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? May 28th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021 is the period during which sites are reservable. Individual sites at this campground operate on a 6-month rolling basis
First Come, First Served?
Make sure to print your camping reservation and bring it with you. Confirmation paper should be clipped to the post provided at your campsite.
Each site offers a picnic table and fire ring, along with potable water and pit toilets nearby
Dump Station: The dump station is located near the visitor center
Bear Boxes: No
Firewood: Fires may only be built in provided metal fire rings. Fires must be extinguished when not attended. Only dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the park.
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Yes, We had service with Tmobile
Is camp host available on site? Yes, depending on season
Is firewood available for purchase? No
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? Water is available seasonally
RV Camping at Lower Lehman Campground
RV Length: RV and Trailers are allowed on Lower Loop. RV and trailer maximum length on Upper Loop is 24 feet.
Generators: 8 am and 8 pm
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How to get to Campground
On Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, 2.5 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 8
The number of cars per campsite: No more than two vehicles, three tents, one RV
Checkout time: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours, including generators, are from 8 pm to 8 am
The maximum continuous stay at any campsite is 14 days.
This is an unstaffed campground. Bring your confirmation paperwork with you or be sure to have your confirmation uploaded onto your cell phone before you arrive (since many cellular providers will not work out here). You may need to be able to verify your reservation. Confirmation paper should be clipped to the post provided at your campsite.
Upper Lehman Creek Campground Map
Photos of Upper Lehman Creek Campground
Lodging near Great Basin National Park
The majority of lodging for Great Basin NP can be found in Ely, Nevada about an hour from the park.
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ely - We stayed in this hotel during our last visit to the park and it was great. Free continental breakfast, a free manager's reception, and a fireplace in the lobby. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Stay connected with free in-room Wi-Fi, and guests can find other amenities such as a gym and a 24-hour business center.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ely - Free continental breakfast, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour gym are just a few of the amenities provided at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ely, an IHG Hotel. Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation at Steam Room, the onsite spa. In addition to a 24-hour business center and a steam room, guests can connect to free in-room Wi-Fi.
Hotel Nevada - We stayed in this historic casino hotel during one of our trips to the park. It is definitely a historic hotel.
Additional National Park Resources
Printable list of US National Parks in Alphabetical Order
Lehman Caves Guide - Coming Soon
Great Basin Star Train Nevada - See the stars with a Great Basin Park Ranger - Coming Soon