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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 »

Gloria Fire

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Date: August 29, 2009

On Friday, August 28, Superintendent Eric Brunnemann closed the park’s west side and all backcountry trails to regular staff and all visitors.  “Due to the proximity and potential danger of the Gloria Fire burring into the park’s west side, I am compelled to temporarily close these areas of the park to insure the safety of our visitors and staff”  Brunnemann explained.  “We are working closely with Cal Fire and will be reassessing these closures each day,” Brunnemann continued.

Park east side picnic areas, the Campground, and the Bench trail remain open.  Park visitors, especially those with respiratory conditions, should use caution if entering the park. All fires are currently prohibited in the park except for the use of gas stoves in designated areas.

For information specifically on the Gloria Fire, please call CalFire at 831.647.6257 or visit their web site at: www.fire.ca.gov 

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.