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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is a Nevada state park comprised of several ancient bristlecone pine groves, about 296 miles (476 km) north of Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s an accredited dark sky park, called “a truly notable dark-sky resource worth protecting” by the International Dark Sky Association. The park also provides educational resources like a planet…read more »

Great Basin National Park is a Nevada state park comprised of several ancient bristlecone pine groves, about 296 miles (476 km) north of Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s an accredited dark sky park, called “a truly notable dark-sky resource worth protecting” by the International Dark Sky Association. The park also provides educational resources like a planet viewing guide and satellite flyover schedule at their many recommended stargazing areas. In addition to gazing, visitors are encouraged to partake in the solitude of the wilderness, walk among ancient bristlecone pines, and explore mysterious subterranean passages. Camping is also available, both primitive and developed. For more information, visit online or call 775-234-7331 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Deborah Byrd