BAKER, Nev. — The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for the proposed expansion and rehabilitation of the Lower Lehman Creek Campground at Great Basin National Park (park). Potential improvements include adding more campsites, rehabilitating the existing campsites, and upgrading and extending the existing waterline. Public comments will be accepted until midnight, April 13, 2022.
The environmental assessment evaluates two alternatives: an alternative to rehabilitate and expand the campground (the park’s preferred alternative) and a no action alternative.
The campground is open year-round and has 11 sites. The park’s preferred alternative includes improvements to the existing campground such as upgrades to fire rings and picnic tables, addition of an asphalt pull-off at the trailhead and fee station, and improvements to the existing vault toilets.
New campsites would be constructed just east of the existing campground, increasing the total number of campsites from 11 to 20.
The new campsites would be mostly 40- or 50-foot back-in sites, with one or more accessible pull-through sites.
The new campsites would be served by a new vault toilet and new water line. The existing campground entrance from Wheeler Peak Road would also be realigned to allow better access for recreational vehicles or vehicles pulling trailers.
The public can review and comment on the environmental assessment at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/LowerLehmanCreekCG.
Comments can also be mailed to:
100 Great Basin National Park
Attn: Lower Lehman Campground Project
Baker, NV 89311
Comments will be accepted until midnight, April 13, 2022.