Wheeler Peak Campground, Great Basin National Park, Baker, Nevada

Due to length restrictions of a maximum of 24 feet on the Scenic Road to Wheeler Peak, we did not camp at this beautiful campground. Instead, we hiked eight miles round trip from our campsite at Lower Lehman Campground. The trailhead drops right into the campground. Wheeler Peak's 34 campsites are set at an elevation
of just under 9,900 feet along Lehman Creek. The Lehman Caves Visitor Center is a ways away from camp, nearly 20 miles. The camp is beautiful with stunning views of the various peaks and rock formations in the area. Several trailheads lead from camp, including the Bristlecone Trail which takes you to a grove of centuries old bristlecone pines. The campground is a simple loop with a meadow in the middle filled with wildflowers in summer. Aspens and pines landscape the area and campsites. This camp is only open from June until October. Interior roads are paved, as are site pads, which are mostly level. Sites have cement picnic tabkes, fire rings, and lots of space and privacy. Views are available at all sites. Potable water is available through spigots, however during our visit they were treating the water and it was not potable, so double check before making your way up to camp that water is available. Small RVs are allowed here as long as they adhere to the maximum 24 foot length due to the narrow and winding road to camp. All sites here are first come, first served, so arrive by noon to claim a campsite. Of the three campgrounds we visited in Great Basin (Lower Lehman, Upper Lehman, and Wheeler Peak) this one was our favorite.

Best Sites: All
Poor Sites: None.
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dumo Within Facility: Yes