About Baker

Baker, Nevada is a small community and census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) from Great Basin National Park on State Route 487. The town is named after an early settler, George W. Baker. Its population at the 2010 census was 68.


Public education is provided through the White Pine County School District and Baker Elementary is located in Baker.

Commercial Operations

Lodgings in the community include the The Silver Jack Inn, located at the center of town; the End of the Trail…er, Baker's original bed-and-fix-your-own-breakfast, located at the edge of town; and the Border Inn, located just east of town on the Utah/Nevada border.

Several artists reside in Baker, including Terry Marasco, Margaret Pense, Bill and Kathy Rountree, and "Doc" Sherman.

Prominent Citizens

Prominent people from Baker include Calvin Quate, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University who is famous for the invention of the atomic force microscope.

The town is also home to The School of Natural Order, which follows the teachings of Vitvan. The Long Now Foundation has purchased land located about 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Baker and just west of the National Park as a possible site for Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece designed to operate with minimum human intervention for ten millennia.

Letterman Feature
In January 1997, Late Show with David Letterman produced a segment on the town, with the show's Biff Henderson touring the area and ending his narrative on Baker with the quote "It's quiet, peaceful, beautiful and the people are friendly".

For more information, visit the Great Basin Park website.