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
Bear Gulch Nature Center
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.
The West entrance of Pinnacles National Park is open daily, from 7:30am to 8:00pm, Pacific Standard Time. Entrance fees are also collected year round.
West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station
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?
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.