8.5 Excellent
     
Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground)

Great Basin National Park, Nevada



Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Phone: (775) 234-7331

Sites: 11
Recent Rate: $6 9/2016

Latitude: 39.017558227562
Longitude: -114.23925161362

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Verizon service here in the camp ground is good. It is on extended network and 3G. Upper camp ground is closed for construction but driving by it we had three bars. We are in site 2 writing this review.

If you have a motor home bring extra blocks to level as it can be a chalenge. Trees are overgrown and need trimed back.

Very quite campground with a stream running beside it.

We will come back. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike up to the Bristolcone Pine trees at 10,500 feet to see trees over 3300 years old. Great cave tour at visitor center

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Site # 10 proved to be one of the ideal camping spots for us. We backed into the site and the beautiful Lehman River is flowing 30 feet behind our site. The sound of rushing water is so wonderful. We can not see any of the other 10 campsite because of all the natural foliage, can not hear them because of the river, and can not smell the smoldering campfire smoke. It is cool and beautiful here. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Lower Lehman Campground has 11 sites, mostly pull-throughs, some of which can accommodate the largest rigs. There is no electricity, no sewer, very clean vault toilets, a few water spigots and no reservations. The cost was $6 with the Federal Senior Access Pass. By the evening of my stay, all the sites were occupied. The sites are decently spread out, with trees and understory providing good privacy. In August, the nighttime temperature dropped into the 30's. Lehman Creek runs past the campground and provides a nice, chuckling background noise. The nearby town of Baker has little to offer. Come prepared with all the supplies you will need. I would definitely stay here again, given the opportunity. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The park road past the campground tops out at 10,000 feet. From there, there are trails to Wheeler Peak with scenic lakes and bristlecone pines (the oldest living things on the planet). The Park Service offers regular tours of Lehman Cave behind the Visitors Center.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this campground. Had a site right next to Lehman Creek. The sites are paved, but not level. It would have been nice if they were graded prior to paving. Would definitely stay again as my preference is being in the parks, not outside of them. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

No reservations for any campground in Great Basin N.P. Both Lower and Upper Lehman have lovely spots along the creek with fire rings at each campsite. Vault toilets and water spigots around the campground. Many spaces are very un-level so bring lots of blocks if you plan to camp here in an RV. Most spots have either AM or PM shade. Good access to Lehman Caves and Visitor Center. Gas in Baker is pricey so plan accordingly; a few grocery stops and that's about it. Great Basin N.P. well worth a visit. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Actually we stayed at Baker Creek Campground. Lovely spot, great views but had to take a very dusty road to get here. Large sites, good hikes. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

This small campground is hard to rate, as there is a lot of variability between campsites. We stayed in campsite number 10 and it was so nice we stayed longer than we expected. If you come here, plan to arrive early: 9:30-10:30,on a weekday, as there are no reservations and the campground fills up early in the day. There are no hookups. There is a pit toilet that is clean. Our rate reflected a Golden Age Pass, and the rate was reduced because the water had not been turned on. The campground is at about 7,500 feet so it is nice and cool, with lots of trees around. In campsite 10 we had no trouble leveling our 40 foot rig, but some of the other campsites did not look quite as level. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 50

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects off-season rate (water not on in the campground yet) and 50% senior discount. There is drinking water available at the dump station which is about 5 miles from the CG. Lower Lehman is the most medium size rig friendly CG in Great Basin National Park and it is not really for big rigs. We are 27 feet long and I don' think you would want to try for anything longer than 35 or so feet. As noted, leveling is a significant challenge that becomes even more difficult as your rig gets longer. The setting is nice, beautiful, calm, dark & quite, all of which we like. Some of the pull through sites are right next to the stream flowing through the campground. When you come into the park, there is a sign pointing to the right toward "Wheeler Peak." Even though it does not mention the campground, it will take you to Lower Lehman, Upper Lehman, and, eventually, Wheeler Peak. Lower Lehman entrance is 1.9 miles up this road. It is a fairly steep climb at supposedly an 8% grade. If you are a larger rig, do not go past this point. Some medium rigs might fit in Upper Lehman, bit it would be a tight fit and even harder to level than Lower Lehman. Definitely do not go past Upper Lehman or you will be in for about 8 miles of very steep, very winding mountain road to get to Wheeler Peak CG. There is another campground in the park -- Baker Creek, but it is up a dirt/gravel road to fairly small sites. This one would be for tenter's or the very adventurous. We would definitely stay at Lower Lehman again. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Access is great. The campground is eight miles up from Baker. Paved all the way. The road in the campground is a little tight with overhanging trees but we had no problem in our 36' RV. (There is another campground just up from this one, the Upper Lehman, but it's pretty tight for a big rig. There is a third one up on Wheeler Peak but it's really a tenter park.) The campground is sweet. Eleven sites with lots of privacy and a wonderful creek running right through it. There are two or three good sites for big rigs. We camped in number 10 which is the most level and gives you your own creek beach! The price when the water is turned on is $12 (half for Senior Pass) and $6 when there is no water. There are restrooms but that's all. You can dump near the Visitor's Center for $5 but we weren't able to get water there as it's set up for gravity feed tanks. We went down the hill to Baker to the Sinclair Station and got our water there. Best to just go there, dump and get water. It's $5 to dump. There is no cell connectivity in the park but our Dish satellite antenna worked fine. Take a drive up to Wheeler Peak; take the toad through Oceola (not much there but a nice drive); stop and see the deer antler place. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful setting in a quiet area. Sites were not really level and can be tight for larger rigs. Bring all the leveling blocks you own. Otherwise, we were lucky to grab a deep back-in site for our 30' foot Class C that we liked so much we stayed an extra night. Pit toilets and no showers, but what a deal for $6.00 a night. Dump station is near the visitor center. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Some very nice and very large sites here, my only complaint is that I could not seem to be able to get level in any of them available to me, even with levelers. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice National Park campground at the entrance to Great Basin that is open in the winter. 11 spaces, most are plowed. We camped in #5 and had the place to ourselves. Amazing wildlife and winter scenery. Trash and pit toilet service provided. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This could be a nice campground if you didn't have to worry about finding a site after driving hundreds of miles. It is a first come first serve campground with no reservations. We arrived around 2:00 pm midweek and all the sites were full. We attempted to camp in Baker Creek which is accessible by dirt road and it does have some pull through sites. However, what was left was too difficult to level our 30' 5th wheel with slide out so be aware. We also tried to set up in the midst of a cloudburst and lightning storm with lightning strikes frighteningly close. Also be aware of the altitude climb both into Great Basin and further into either Lower Lehman or Baker Creek; it is very steep. We ended up at the Borden Inn RV Park. We will return if this campground goes on the reservation system. Lehman Caves was worth the hassle! WE DID NOT STAY AT THIS PARK. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

This was one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed in. With our Golden Age pass it was $3.00 per night and what a bargain. We had no trouble getting our 35' fifth wheel in and chose a back in site with the stream right in our "backyard", there are several pull through sites available also. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit and the sites are nicely spaced apart. It was quiet and peaceful. We got there about noon and the campground was full by 3:00. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $12.00
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Overall a very nice campground (it's not an RV park) considering the remote location and elevation (7,300 feet). Interior road and sites are asphalt paved and are spaced apart adequately. Cold water spigots seemed to be located everywhere throughout the campground with lots of pressure. As a previous reviewer mentioned, many of the sites are extremely unlevel in two directions... especially the back-in sites. This is easily dealt with if you bring your leveling devices and you have adequate wheel chocks to keep your ring from rolling away. Each site features a large picnic table and a fire ring. This is a first-come-first-served campground and reservations are not accepted. We arrived about 2:30pm on a Monday afternoon, only two campsites were open, and only one of the two could possibly accommodate our 28 foot long travel trailer. But it turned out to be a nice spot (site 11). I would not recommend this campground for any RV over 35 feet long, and even then you'll find only a handful of site which can accommodate that sized RV. If you find this campground full, the nearest one (accessible by pavement) is the Upper Lehman Creek Campground a few miles further up the road and higher in elevation. See my review of the Upper Lehman Creek Campground for more details. A dump station with potable water is located a few miles away toward the park visitor center and can be used for $5.00. Another dump station with potable water is also available for $5.00 in nearby Baker, NV located alongside the self-service fuel pumps at the south end of town. We camped at Lower Lehman Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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