An unincorporated ranching community in eastern White Pine County, 5 miles from the Utah state line.
Baker's location, only 5 miles east of the Great Basin National Park, has turned it into an ideal gateway for park visitors. In this very remote area of Nevada, Baker also serves as the largest major outpost in the vast Snake Valley, additionally offering important services and community to nearby Utah residents in Eskdale, Garrison, Gandy, and Ibapah.
Baker's present townsite was platted in 1875 when Absolom Lehman's younger brother Benjamin S. Lehman and his wife Mary started a ranch. Despite its tiny size, Baker is unique and provides the only form of services for 75,000 park visitors every year. Baker has 2 restaurants, 2 motels, and reliable gas pumps. In 2005, the National Park Service constructed the Great Basin (N.P.) Visitor Center and in partnership with the National Park Service, the town of Baker was added to the Great Basin Heritage Area in 2011.
Founded: (April) 1875
Population: 363 (2010)
Zip Code: 89311
Motto: "Gateway to Great Basin National Park"
Distance in Miles from ... Edit
Great Basin Nat'l Park -- 5
Ely -- 68
Delta, UT. -- 106
Pioche -- 121
Salt Lake City, UT -- 239
Las Vegas -- 297
Reno -- 388