Lehman Caves in the Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park located in White Pine County in east-central Nevada, near the Utah border.
The park was established in 1986.
It is most commonly accessed by way of Nevada State Route 488, which is connected to U.S. Routes 6 and 50 by Nevada State Route 487 via the small town of Baker, the closest settlement to the park.
The park derives its name from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains.
Topographically, this area is known as the Basin and Range Province.
The park is located approximately north of Las Vegas and protects .
The park is notable for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines, the oldest known non-clonal organisms; and for the Lehman Caves at the base of Wheeler Peak.
President Warren G. Harding created Lehman Caves National Monument by presidential proclamation on January 24, 1922.
It was incorporated into the national park on October 27, 1986.
There are a number of developed campsites within the park, as well as excellent back country camping opportunities.
Adjacent to Great Basin National Park lies the Highland Ridge Wilderness.
These two protected areas provide contiguous wildlife habitat and protection to of eastern Nevada’s basin lands.
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