Complete Guide to Wheeler Peak Campground in Great Basin National Park in Nevada. Check out what to expect when camping along Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive.
Wheeler Peak Campground - Great Basin National Park
We were really impressed with how clean the Wheeler Peak Campground was when we visited.
The paved road is fantastic and easy to drive through the campground. Each site has a fire ring, picnic table, and lots of tree cover for shade.
Number of Sites: 37
Location in the park: Located at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Elevation: 9500 Feet
Campsite Cost: $20
Senior/Access Camping Fee: $10
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Reservations: Yes, Recreation.gov
Latitude/Longitude: 39° 0' 39.2760" N 114° 18' 15.8400" W
Accessible Sites: There are accessible sites within the campground. The main road of this campground has paved parking areas for cars and campers. The campsites are gravel and dirt with some steep surfaces.
Pets Allowed: Pets must be secured in a vehicle or on a leash of no more than six feet at all times. They must be attended at all times. Pets are not allowed on any trails, or the backcountry, within Great Basin National Park. They may be walked on paved surfaces or any roads legally drivable by vehicle. Please clean up after your pets.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes from reservation from late June through Labor Day weekend
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation?
First Come, First Served?
Dump Station: Not in the campground, there is a dump station near the visitor center.
Bear Boxes: No
Flush Toilets: There is no Potable Water/ Vault toilets are open seasonally
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site?
Is firewood available for purchase? No, Only dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the park. Standing trees or shrubs, alive or dead, and trees/shrubs that are still attached to the ground may not be collected. Chainsaw use is prohibited without a permit. Collection of Bristlecone Pine wood and any wood above 10,000 feet is not allowed.
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes, each site has campfire rings and grills
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Potable Water? No
RV Camping at Wheeler Peak Campground
Neither towing nor towed vehicles exceeding 24 feet in length are accommodated along the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive or at Wheeler Peak Campground.
RV Length: Up to 24 feet
Generators: Generators may only be used between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
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How to get to Campground
From the east or west: From U.S. Highway 6 & 50, turn south on Nevada State Highway 487 and travel 5 miles to Baker, NV. In Baker turn west on Highway 488 and travel 5 miles to the park.
From the south (Utah): Travel north on Utah State Highway 21 through Milford, UT and Garrison, UT, which will become Nevada State Highway 487 as you cross the border. Turn west on Highway 488 in Baker and travel 5 miles to the park.
From the south (Nevada): Travel north on U.S. Highway 93 (Great Basin Highway). At the junction of U.S. Highway 6 & 50 drive east to Nevada State Highway 487 and turn south. Travel 5 miles to Baker, NV. In Baker turn west on Highway 488 and travel 5 miles to the park.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: No more than two vehicles, three tents, one RV, or eight people allowed per campsite
The number of cars per campsite: No more than two vehicles, three tents, one RV, or eight people allowed per campsite
Checkout time: 11 am
Quiet Hours: 8 pm to 8 am
Stay Limits: Maximum continuous stay at any campsite is 14 days.
Tents must be placed within 30 feet of the campsite's picnic table and/or fire ring.
Wheeler Peak Campground Map
Photos of Wheeler Peak 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.
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