The Great Basin Business & Tourism Council would like to welcome you to the Great Basin National Park and surrounding area. The Whispering Elms Campground, Motel and RV Park is glad you're coming to visit Nevada's largest national park and look forward to helping you explore this vast area of high desert and timbered mountains.
The new RV Park is just behind the restaurant where you can enjoy a great view of sunsets over the National Park. • NEWLY REMODELED! • 29 Air Conditioned Rooms • New RV Park • 24 Hour Services • Full Menu Restaurant (Open 6:00 a.m.
While archaeologists have known of the historic Baker Village for many years, the former village was officially excavated in 1991 by Brigham Young University's Office of Public Archaeology. This three-year process uncovered a fascinating glimpse into the world of the Fremont culture, which is considered to be one of the more contemporary subsidiaries of the Anasazi culture. Some well-known evidence of the Fremont culture can be found in places like Mesa Verde, Colorado, but their presence in Utah and Nevada can be confirmed with additional sites, like the Baker Archaeological Site.
You might not know it when strolling the shambles that still remain in the ghost town of Osceola, but, like many other ill-fated mining communities scattered throughout the Silver State, this was once a booming prospecting town. After a mind boggling 12 mile gold-bearing quartz vein discovered was in 1872, a placer mining community took form in this canyon, but Osceola didn't really take off until the 1880s when hydraulic mining began.
Sandwiched in between the charming community of Baker and the majestic Great Basin National Park is the Baker Historic Farm Site. A wonderful place to enjoy the grand beauty of the extraordinarily scenic surroundings, enlighten yourself with the history of the vast valley, or merely unwind with a nice picnic lunch, the Baker Historic Farm Site is a fun place to swing by.