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Great Basin National Park
|Nearest City||Ely, Nevada|
|Date of Establishment||October 27, 1986 (National Park)|
|Governing Body||National Park Service|
|IUCN category||II (National Park)|
Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park, located in east-central Nevada near its border with Utah. The park derives its name from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains. The park contains 120.6 mi˛ (312.3 km˛) of land.
It is notable for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines, the oldest living things known, and for the Lehman Caves at the base of Wheeler Peak. The caves were originally protected in January 24, 1922 as the Lehman Caves National Monument , which was incorporated into the much larger national park when it was established in 1986.
- Official site: Great Basin National Park
- National-park.com Main page
- Photos of Great Basin National Park - Terra Galleria
- Photographic virtual tour of Great Basin National Park.
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