Lower Lehman Campground, Great Basin National Park, Baker, Nevada

In northeastern Nevada just a few miles from the Utah border you will find Great Basin National Park, the state's only park. Five main campgrounds serve the park. Lower Lehman is the lowest in elevation at around 7,000 feet in this mountain, terrain. The campground has paved roads and dirt pads, most of which are level. Only eleven sites are available in
this creekside, first come, first served campground spotted with aspens amd pines and heavy shrubbery. Campsites are extremely private from neighbors and have a picnic table and fore pit. No firewood is sold here, but you can collect downed wood. There are pit toilets, but no showers.The Lehman Creek flows heavily in the summer monsoon months. Most of it's shoreline is hard to reach from wild, dense shrubbery. Deer are abundant here; we saw them many times from our campsite and along the riverbanks. The creek can be heard at all eleven campsites, providing a nice nature's lullaby in the evening. At this elevation evenings are cool in the summer and pleasant during the day. During winter, the Park does receive snow, but this campground remains open. Just a mile or two from camp you will find Lehman Caves, a fabulous cave system to tour ($). Reservations for the tour can be made online at recreation.gov ahead of time. A moderate hiking trail connects Lower Lehman Campground to Upper Lehman Campground, just 0.6 miles firther up the hill. With no campsite reservations here, I recommend arriving well before noon, the official checkout time, to self-register for a site. A Visitor's Center, gift shop, and delicious cafe are available at the Lehman Caves; visit this center as opposed to the one down the hill in Baker AFTER you have snagged a campsite. If campsites here are all occupied, try Upper Lehman Campground.

Best Sites: 1-5, 7-10
Poor Sites: 6, 11
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes