• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • Monument Open Until October 31, Visitor Services Limited this Fall

    Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley will be open until October 31, weather permitting. Mandatory shuttle buses will stop running after Wednesday, September 3. Visitors may experience parking congestion on weekends, so plan accordingly. More »

  • 37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road

    Devils Postpile has a limit of 37 feet for vehicles on the monument road. This may change during weather events, construction activities, vehicle congestion, or for safety reasons. Call or email for more information. More »

Management

PARK PLANNING AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
There may be opportunities during certain planning efforts or projects to share your ideas or opinions with park management. To see what plans or projects are currently in the works, visit the park planning page. If you've got something you'd like to share with management outside of planning efforts, email us.


SPECIAL USE PERMITS
All permit applications must be received at least 30 days prior to your event for consideration and processsing. A special use is any activity within the monument that requires a permit, but does not involve fees paid to a commercial entity. This includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Film and Photography ($50 application fee)
  • Weddings ($50 application fee)
  • First Amendment Activities (No application fee)
  • Public Assembly and Public Meetings ($50 application fee)
  • Ashes Scattering (No application fee)
  • Educational Groups (No application fee)

For more information and permit applications, visit the special use permit page.


COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATIONS
All permit applications must be received at least 30 days prior to your event for consideration and processsing. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee for a commercial use permit. Commercial use is any use that involves payment of a guide, tour or bus company, or any commercial entity for a service that will take place within the monument. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Fishing Guides (Fee temorarily waived)
  • Commercial Tours ($50 application fee)
  • Film and Photography ($50 application fee)

For more information and permit applications, visit the commercial use authorization page.


RESEARCH PERMITS
Anyone interested in conducting scientific research in the monument must fill out a reasearch permit and follow established procedures. More information on this process can be found on the NPS Research Permit home page.


Did You Know?

Flames from the Rainbow Fire came dangerously close to Reds Meadow Resort, just one and a half miles from the Monument.

The 1992 Rainbow Fire, which was sparked by a lightning strike, burned 82% of Devils Postpile National Monument.