Operating Hours & Seasons

Pinnacles is OPEN for day-use everyday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm.

The road past the campground on the east side, remains CLOSED until further notice. Expect to hike or bike an additional 2.3 miles one-way to trail heads on the EAST side.

Updated 7/19/2020

Pinnacles experiences extremely high visitation on weekends, holidays, and throughout the spring. Expect long lines and delays getting into the park between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.


East Pinnacles Visitor Center

Closed until further notice

(831) 389-4485
Standard operating hours for the east entrance of Pinnacles National park are between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, 7 days a week. Camping is only available with a reservation, no walk-ups available. Please refer to the alerts section for updates to current park operations.

Bear Gulch Nature Center

Closed until further notice

(831) 389 - 4486 x4235

Shuttle Schedule (east side only)

Canceled until further notice

Pinnacles Campground (east side only)

For all camping related inquires, please contact the campground at 831-200-1722.

Hours of Operation - Pacific Time

9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

Pinnacles Campground, operated by Pinnacles Recreation Co., an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, is located on the East-side of the Pinnacles. They offer tent, RV, and group campsites. Reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov. For more information, contact the Campground at (831) 200-1722. Reservations are required to enter the park, no walk-ups available.

West Pinnacles Visitor Contact Station
Closed until further notice

(831) 389-4427 x4487
Camping is prohibitted in West Pinnacles.
The West entrance of Pinnacles National Park is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, Pacific Time. Entrance fees are also collected year round.


Last updated: July 19, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043


(831) 389-4486
To contact the Pinnacles Campground, please call (831) 200-1722.

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