Great Basin National Park


Great Basin National Park

geographical name

Definition of GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK

area of mountain and desert landscapes E Nevada including Wheeler Peak & Lehman Caves

Great Basin National Park

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

National preserve, eastern Nevada, U.S. Made a national park in 1986, the area was previously part of the Humboldt National Forest. It has an area of 121 sq mi (313 sq km) and consists of the southern part of the Snake Mountains, a chain that rises abruptly from the desert floor to reach a height of 13,063 ft (3,982 m) at Wheeler Peak. A park attraction is the Lehman Caves, a group of limestone caverns.

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