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    Pinnacles

    National Park California

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  • 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 »

Fees & Reservations

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The America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Pinnacles National Park Entrance Fees

Private, Non-Commercial Vehicles (including motorcycles)
$5.00 / vehicle - Valid for 7 days

Individual, Hike / Bicycle
$3.00 / person - Valid for 7 days

Pinnacles National Park Annual Pass
$15.00 - Valid for one year from the month of purchase
Details
Admits the purchaser and their passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle or the passholder and their companions when entry is by other means (i.e. foot, bicycle). Nontransferable, nonrefundable, and does not cover camping fees.

Organized, Non-Commercial Groups - 16 and older (i.e. service organizations, scouts, church groups, and college/school clubs)
$3.00 per person - Valid for 7 days

Commercial Tour Fees

Commercial Vehicle, 1 to 6 passenger capacity
$25.00 - 7 days for original manifest

Commercial Vehicle, 7 to 25 passenger capacity
$40.00 - 7 days for original manifest

Commercial Tour Bus or Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity
$100.00 - 7 days for original manifest

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

The following passes make up the series:



2014 Annual Pass - Photo by Katherine Hawkins-2012 Share the Experience Photo Contest Grand Prize winner

Annual Pass

  • $80 annual pass
  • Available to everyone.
  • Can be obtained in person at a federal recreation site, or by calling 1-888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3 (Hours of operation are: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountain time), or online. Buy Now
  • Non-transferable.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Annual Pass



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Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

  • Available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
  • Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for U.S. Military



America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass



The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass

Access Pass

  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass



2013 Volunteer Pass-Photo by Glen Maki, 2011 Share the Experience Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner

Volunteer Pass

  • Free
  • For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.
  • Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.

NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

The five agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program are:

See the site locations that issue these passes.

Pass Program Definitions

2014 FEE-FREE DATES

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on select dates throughout 2014. During the entrance fee free time, other fees (such as camping) are still in effect.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2014:

  • January 20
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 15-17
    President's Day Weekend
  • April 19-20
    National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day weekend

Pinnacles Campground Fees and Reservations

Pinnacles Campground is operated by Royal Elk Park Management, INC. The campground offers tent, RV, and group sites.

Campground Fees as of January 2014 are as follows
Tent Sites: $23
RV Sites:$36
Group Sites: $75 for 1-10 people, $110 for 11-20 people
(Access Pass and Senior Pass holders receive 50% off for camping fees)

Campground reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance for RV and tent sites, and 12 months in advance for group sites.
Reservations can be made though www.recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777

Click here for additional Pinnacles Campground information.

Did You Know?

The Five Sisters rock formation, as seen from the Bear Gulch Reservoir

Pinnacles National Park began as a volcanic field that originated about 195 miles south of its present location. It has traveled northward along the San Andreas Fault, and currently moves at a rate of about 3 - 6 centimeters per year.