• 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

Camping at Pinnacles

Tent sites at the Pinnacles Campground

A view of the campground looking towards Bear Gulch.

Pinnacles Campground is located on the east side of the Park and offers tent and group camping, along with RV sites. Each tent and group site has a picnic table and fire ring. Most RV sites have electrical hookups and share community tables and barbecue pits. Water is located throughout the campground. Oak trees provide shade many campsites. Showers and a dump station are available. The swimming pool is typically open from middle of April through the end of September, depending on the weather trend. Pets are allowed in the campground, on paved roads and parking lots. Pets are not allowed on trails. Your pet must be physically controlled on a six foot leash. Your pet should be with you at all times.

Pinnacles Campground and the Campground Store (831) 389-4538 are operated by Royal Elk Park Management, INC.

The Campground Store hours:

Sunday-Thursday 3:00pm - 5:00pm,

Friday 3:00- 8:00pm

Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Tent and RV sites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance, and group sites can be reserved up to 12 months in advance.

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For reservations, please visit recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777.

For more information, please call the Pinnacles Campground Store at (831) 389-4538.

Did You Know?

A bat in caves at Pinnacles NM

Pinnacles National Park is home to 14 of the 24 bat species in California. Pinnacles provides excellent habitat for many other species as well.