• 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


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Operating Hours & Seasons

The East entrance of Pinnacles National Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Entrance fees are collected year round. Plus, camping is available.

Pinnacles Visitor Center
Hours of Operation - Pacific Time

9:30am - 5:00pm (Saturday - Thursday)
9:30am - 8:00pm (Friday; Late-March to Early September)

(831) 389 - 4485

Bear Gulch Nature Center
Hours of Operation - Pacific Time
10:00am - 4:00pm (Weekends; March 1 to September 1)

(831) 389 - 4486 x235

Pinnacles Campground and Store
Hours of Operation - Pacific Time
3:00pm - 4:00pm (Monday - Friday)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays)

Pinnacles Campground, operated by Royal Elk Park Management, INC., an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, is located on the East-side of the Pinnacles. They offer tent, RV, and group campsites. Reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov. For more information, contact the Campground Store at (831) 389-4538. Campground is self registration when store is closed.

The West entrance of Pinnacles National Park is open daily, from 7:30am to 8:00pm, Pacific Time. Entrance fees are also collected year round.

West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station
Hours of Operation - Pacific Time
9:00am - 4:30pm (Daily)

(831) 389-4427 x4487

A gate to the West entrance opens at 7:30am and closes at 8:00pm. The gate will automatically open as Pinnacles visitors exit the Park after hours. Camping is prohibited at West Pinnacles.

Did You Know?

The National Park Service arrowhead

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.