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    Pinnacles

    National Park California

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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 »

Briefing Papers

This website, along with handouts and exhibits in the park, are great sources of information about the many features of Pinnacles.

The following papers, however, are more technical and scientific in nature. These papers are often the next step in understanding complex resources and the steps that we take to manage them.

Many of the papers are in conjunction with universities, the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center, or the San Francisco Bay Area Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program.

Bats of Pinnacles (pdf, 102 kb)
Pig Removal and Plants (pdf, 2166 kb)
Raptor Monitoring (pdf, 316 kb)
Landbirds of Pinnacles (pdf, 320 kb)
Riparian Inventory (pdf, 228 kb)
Paleontological Inventory (pdf, 1054 kb)
Water Quality (pdf, 1050 kb)
Air Quality (pdf, 1017 kb)
Weather and Climate Station Inventory (pdf, 942)

Did You Know?

Yellow Starthistle

The yellow star thistle is one of many invasive (non-native) plants threatening the ecosystems of Pinnacles. Many seeds are accidentally transported into the park on shoes and gear; you can do your part to prevent the spread of these pests by cleaning shoes, socks, and gear before visiting the park.