Federal Shutdown Information

During the lapse in federal appropriations, Pinnacles National Park will remain accessible to visitors however services will be reduced as we are unable to fully staff our operations. Below is a list of services/facilities that are open or closed. Please be reminded that due to environmental, public safety, or other unknown factors, visitor services may be diminished or additional areas may be closed. We will not be able to update roads and weather information.

It is important that visitors obey posted signs and park regulations. The Balconies Cave is currently closed to visitors due to a recent rock fall, and the area remains unstable and dangerous for visitors. Fire danger remains high. Smoking is prohibited on trails. Visitors should park in designated spots only and avoid parking off road, as hot vehicle undercarriages could ignite dry grass.

Western Entrance: Closed to all visitors

Eastern Entrance: Open only to visitors with confirmed reservations at the Pinnacles Campground. Campers should carry a copy of their reservation to facilitate access to the campground.

Restrooms & Trash: Restrooms located in the campground, portable toilets at Peaks View and Old Pinnacles, and pit toilets at Scout Peak and North Chalone Peak will be open. All others will be closed. Because restroom facilities are limited, visitors are encouraged to stop and use restroom facilities before entering the park. Visitors are also encouraged to pack in and pack out all trash, as custodial services are not available at this time.

Visitor Information: Park provided information and orientation will not be available. Entrance stations will be unstaffed. Visitor Centers. The Public Information Office phone line will not be staffed. All Ranger guided programs are cancelled.

Campground: Concession services will remain open. This includes Pinnacles Campground and the Campground Store. Restrooms in the campground will remain open.

Hiking: Hiking trails normally opened at this time will remain open

Last updated: January 5, 2019

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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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