• Big-berry manzanita and the skyline of the high peaks greet visitors who explore the steep and narrow portion of the High Peaks trail. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


    National Park California

Your Dollars At Work

UserFee logo

Your fee dollars are used to support a variety of projects at Pinnacles National Monument. Look for this logo throughout the park to see where your fee dollars are being used.

Current and Future Projects:

  • Construct shade structures in Chaparral Picnic Area
  • Develop virtual access to artifacts in the museum collection
  • Remove exotic plants and revegetate with native seeds to restore wildlife habitat
  • Provide emergency radio dispatch service for park operations
  • Translate essential park information into multiple languages

Completed Projects:

  • Replace damaged picnic tables and fire rings in campground
  • Upgrade campground water system
  • Relocate Old Pinnacles Trail away from Chalone Creek
  • Refurbish exhibits in visitor center (new relief map and geology exhibit)
  • Improve accessibilty to park facilities

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.