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    Pinnacles

    National Park California

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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 »

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

Phone
(831) 389 - 4485

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

Phone
(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)

Phone
(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?

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Pinnacles National Park offers comingled recycling of many materials, including cans, glass, paper, cardboard, and plastics 1 - 7. During your visit, just look for one of our recycling bins in any of our parking areas.