• High Peaks and Big Berry Manzanita. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


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  • No Fires - Fire Danger EXTREME - No Fuego

    No Fires in the campground, no smoking on the trails. Observe these rules to protect park resources. No se permite fumar en los senderos, tampoco se permite las fogatas en el campamento. Proteja los recursos del parque y respete las advertencias. More »

  • Fee Increase at Pinnacles National Park

    On August 1, 2014 the 7 day entrance pass for Pinnacles National Park will increase to $10 for passenger vehicles and motorcycles; bicycle and pedestrian entry will increase to $5.00. The Pinnacles Annual Pass will increase on August 1 to $20.00. More »

Teacher-Led Visits

Pinnacles is a living laboratory of geologic wonder and California natural and cultural history. Schools interested in using the Pinnacles for their own educational activities should still fill out the fee waiver portion of the Educational Program / Fee Waiver Request form in order to waive the entrance fee for their visit.

After you choose a date for your visit, fill out the fee waiver request section and return it to the park via mail or fax at least 2 months in advance of your requested date. Be sure to attach the required documents requested on the form in order to be considered for approval for a fee waiver into the park.

Once your forms are submitted properly, You should receive confirmation from us within about two to four weeks. A confirmation letter will be sent to you. This letter confirms the date, time, and park entrance necessary for your program.

Upon your arrival to the park, please bring your copy of the Fee Waiver to check in at the appropriate visitor center. The ranger on duty will issue a permit for each vehicle in your group.

Did You Know?

A bat in caves at Pinnacles NM

Pinnacles National Park is home to 14 of the 24 bat species in California. Pinnacles provides excellent habitat for many other species as well.