Current Conditions



Weather Forecast

Check the current weather forecast for Pinnacles National Park from the National Weather Service

Fire Danger


  • ALL open fires prohibited; Wood / gas fires and charcoal / gas grills are not allowed, in the campground or anywhere else in park.
  • Propane fire pits are open flames and are prohibited
  • No smoking on trails
  • No fires outside designated camping and picnic areas.
  • Hanging lights from trees and park vegetation is also prohibited
  • Protected burner camp stoves are permitted for immediate cooking only, and only in designated camping and picnic areas.
For the full press release regarding most recent fire restrictions, go to:
Fire Danger Very High 7.3.24 - Pinnacles National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (

Talus Cave Closure Status

The Bear Gulch and Balconies Caves are both subject to closures due to Townsend's Big-Eared Bat activity, vandalism, or dangerous conditions such as high water during and after storms. Check here for the current Talus Cave Status.

The Bear Gulch Caves are made up of a main chamber, and an additional smaller chamber near the top. The smaller chamber is open only a few weeks out of every year, and the main chamber can be passed through regardless of the status of the smaller additional section.

Climbing Advisory And Closure Status

The cliffs and crags at Pinnacles National Park are subject to advisories and closures due to falcons and other sensitive raptor species breeding at the park from January to July every year. Check here for the current Raptor Advisory Status.

Last updated: July 3, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5000 East Entrance Road
Paicines, CA 95043


831 389-4486
Please call the number above for all park related inquiries. For camping questions contact the Pinnacles Campground at (831) 200-1722. For the park book store, please call (831) 389-4485.

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