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Pinnacles National Park Special Event

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Date: February 8, 2013
Contact: Nichole Andler, (831) 389-4486

Pinnacles National Monument
News Release

National Monument

5000 Hwy 146

Paicines, CA 95043

(831) 389-4486 phone

(831) 389-4489 fax



Release Date: 2/05/2013

Contact: Nichole Andler, Interpretation Division

Phone:(831) 389-4486 at ext. 265

America's 59th National Park - Pinnacles National Park

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed H.R. 3641, sponsored by Rep. Sam Farr and Sen. Barbara Boxer, redesignating Pinnacles National Monument in California as Pinnacles National Park. Join us to celebrate our nation's 59th National Park. Come and enjoy the park before the reception and ceremony, there will be a walking tour of the Ben Bacon Ranch at 1:30, fun, informational tents will have items to discover the significance of Pinnacles National Park and visit with park biologists looking for wildlife with spotting scopes at 2:00pm.There will be no park entrance fee for the day.



Monday, February 11, 2013


2:45pm (PST) - Check-In & Reception, with light refreshments

3:45pm (PST) - Ceremony, with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Congressman Sam Farr and others.


Pinnacles National Park Visitor Center (East Entrance) via Hwy 25
Directions and map available at

We look forward to your participation and ask that you RSVP by 5:00pm (PST) Thursday, February 7, 2013 to e-mail usor (831)389-4486 ext 228.


Did You Know?

A close-up view of rhyolite breccia

Rhyolitic breccia is the rock that the High Peaks and other rock formations at Pinnacles are made of. Rhyolite breccia is composed of lava sand, ash, and angular chunks of rock that were explosively ejected from the Pinnacles Volcano.