• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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  • Devils Postpile National Monument is Open for the Season

    Devils Postpile is open for the 2014 season. The ranger station will be open daily from 9am-5pm. The Devils Postpile campground is open. Ranger walks to Devils Postpile occur daily at 11 am. More »

Things To Do

Anglers in the San Joaquin River
Anglers of all abilities will enjoy the clear waters of the San Joaquin. Use caution in early summer, as the river runs very fast.

Devils Postpile offers a wide range of things to do in all seasons. Summer months offer wildflower and wildlife viewing, hiking, and fishing. Fall brings changing colors and fewer visitors, offering an opportunity for solitude. Although the monument is closed in the winter and spring months, annual snowfall of over 400 inches provided a winter recreation paradise for determined visitors who venture into the valley. For more information, see Outdoor Activities.


Did You Know?

Logs and snags provide great habitats for animals.

After the Rainbow Fire in 1992, many of the trees died. The hollows of these trees and logs are now home to sleeping bears in the winter, pine martens, and many species of birds.