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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 »

Recycling at Pinnacles

Pinnacles Integrated Solid Waste Alternatives Program logo

In recent years, Pinnacles National Park has generated over 50 tons of solid waste per year. More than 3/4 of this waste comes from park visitors. As with the rest of California, the park was mandated to divert at least 50% of its waste from the landfill.

The most sustainable practice to achieve this goal is to Reduce what you bring into the park to only what is essential and reusable and to take back what is left to Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost) at your home.


The next step is to participate in the recycling program. We’ve made it easier for you to do your share by placing many more cans all around the park, identified by the symbol above. You can deposit all your recyclable material without separating them, but please do not put in plastic bags or film, polystyrene (i.e., styrofoam), or food-contaminated material.

By working together toward this goal, we can reduce the amount of energy and raw material used to make these products as well as save space in our ever-decreasing landfills.

Hike, climb, picnic and RECYCLE!

Did You Know?

A bat in caves at Pinnacles NM

Pinnacles National Park is home to 14 of the 24 bat species in California. Pinnacles provides excellent habitat for many other species as well.