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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 »

Your Dollars At Work

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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?

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National monuments are created by a presidential proclamation, and national parks are set aside by acts of Congress. Other units of the National Park System include recreation areas, seashores, national historic sites, and memorials.