• High Peaks and Big Berry Manzanita. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


    National Park California

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

(831) 389-4485

Shuttle Schedule

Hours of Operation

October 25th
November 28th 29th and 30th
December 26th, 27th and 28th
Fridays and Saturdays 9:30am to 4:45pm
Sundays 9:00am to 4:15pm

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.

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