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

    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 »

Volunteer

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Volunteering is a great way to support Pinnacles National Monument and spend time in one of the nation's most breathtaking national parks. Volunteer opportunities include habitat restoration projects, condor monitoring, nature center assistant, artist residencies, and more.

Short-term, recurring, individual, or group volunteer opportunities are available, and all serve vital roles in protecting the unique resources of Pinnacles National Monument.

If you're interested in volunteering, but don't see a position listed here that would be a good fit, feel free to drop us a line or call Pinnacles Volunteer Staff at (831)389-4486 ext 242.

For individual opportunities please click on the links listed below.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Group Volunteering
Are you a Scout leader, Sierra Club member, or school group looking for a hands-on experience with your group? Does your business or organization want to take part in a team-building restoration project? If so, we have many opportunities that can accommodate large groups. Please e-mail us for more information.

Wilderness Volunteers team up with the Pinnacles!

Wilderness Volunteers is a nonprofit organization that organizes volunteer service in partnership with Pinnacles National Monument. In 2012, Wilderness Volunteers and Pinnacles National Monument are hosting a trail maintenance and vegetation rehabilitation volunteer vacation April 22-28. For information on volunteering, see www.wildernessvolunteers.org.

Did You Know?

A close-up view of rhyolite breccia

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.