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 Pinancles Book Store
Open Thursday-Monday 9am-4pm
Run by the Western National Parks Association, this store sells all of the must-have Pinnacles souvenirs.

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 7:30 am and 8:00 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 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, Pacific Time. Entrance fees are waived at this time.


Last updated: August 14, 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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