Balconies Cave is CLOSED
Due to recent rains and high water, the entrance gates to the Balconies Cave is closed. Hikers may bypass the cave area using the Balconies Cliff Trail. The Bear Gulch Cave on the east side of the park fully open. 3/3/2014
Bear Gulch Cave is OPEN!
Park biologists went up to Bear Gulch Cave this morning and found that the Townsend's Big Eared Bat colony has dispersed. The Bear Gulch Cave is fully open. 3/3/2014 More »
Visitor Center Relocation
On October 17, 2007, the Park's east side visitor center was relocated to the entrance of the campground, in the building that was the campground store. If you're coming to the east side of the park, please check in at the new visitor center to get an entrance permit for your vehicle. On weekends, you can still pay entrance fees at our entrance station. If you'd like trip planning information, rangers will be available in the new visitor center.
Why was the visitor center relocated?
What happened to the old visitor center?
Will there still be a store within the campground?
I'm planning to visit the park on a weekend. Should I check in at the campground or go to the park entrance station?
Will there be any changes to the west side of the park?
Did You Know?
California condors have a wingspan approaching nine and a half feet. Condors soar and glide at up to 55 miles per hour, and can sometimes be mistaken for a small airplane. More...