• 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. The shuttle bus is no longer running. Winter close down operations have begun. There is no longer potable water, but restrooms will be available until closing. 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 »

Your Dollars At Work

BACKGROUND ON THE NPS FEE PROGRAM
As the number of visitors to parks continues to climb due to the popularity of our national treasures, government funding available for necessities such as road and building repairs, campground maintenance, visitor protection, resource protection and other services has not kept pace with demand.

In 2004, to address these needs, Congress signed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) which allows the U.S. Department of the Interior to implement an interagency Fee Program in three of its agencies-the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The program also includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. The program directs funds collected from park visitors towards the maintenance of the facilities they are utilizing.

These funds have been and will continue to be used for maintenance, repair projects, public service programs, signage, and natural and historical resource preservation.The remaining revenue is generally distributed to parks that do not collect fees but have similar needs and to fund other servicewide initiatives.


CURRENT AND RECENT RECREATION FEE PROJECTS AT THE MONUMENT

Use Student Conservation Association Interns to Provide Educational Programs
Repair Upper Section of Postpile Loop Trail with CCC Crews
Repair Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail
Provide Ranger For Public Safety at Rainbow Falls
Interpret Bird Banding and Provide Public Demonstrations
Install New Informational Panels at Shuttle Bus Boarding Area
Construct New Viewing Platform at Rainbow Falls
Utilize Student Conservations Interns for Preventative Search and Rescue and Visitor Education
Campground Operations

 
Rainbow Falls platform work
A member of the California Conservation Crew (CCC) improves the viewing area at the base of Rainbow Falls.
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Did You Know?

The John Muir and Pacific Crest trails take hikers into the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

The John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails join into one trail in the monument. Many "through-hikers" take advantage of the shuttle system and other amenities at Devils Postpile to refuel and rest. More...