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Pinnacles National Park Resumes Fee Collection May 1, 2021

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Release Date: 4/28/2021
Contact: Richard Moorer, Richard_Moorer@nps.gov, 831-389-4486

Pinnacles National Park Resumes Fee Collection May 1, 2021

PAICINES, CA - As part of phased reopening Pinnacles National Park will resume collecting entrance fees on May 1, 2021. Visitors can also use valid Interagency Passes for park entry.

The list of entrance fees are as follows:

  • Private vehicle: $30/vehicle
  • Motorcycle: $25/motorcycle
  • Individual (entry by foot or bicycle): $15/person
  • Annual Pinnacles Park Pass: $55

Visitors are strongly encouraged to pay by credit card or to pay online at recreation.gov prior to their visit. To reduce the risk of disease transmission, the use of cash at entrance booths is discouraged.

Fee revenues at Pinnacles National Park fund a wide variety of projects that improve park facilities and visitor services including visitor safety. Some projects and services funded with entrance fee revenues include trail improvements, emergency dispatch services, removal of hazardous trees, and educational programming for visitors.

As a reminder, the following facilities and services are currently open:

  • All Park roads, trails, and restrooms
  • Pinnacles National Park Campground operated by Pinnacles Recreation Company
  • The Park Store on the east side of the park operated by Western National Parks Association

With public health in mind, the following facilities and services remain closed at this time:

  • The visitor centers on both sides of the park and the Balconies and Bear Gulch caves.

The health and safety of all who visit and work in national parks continues to be paramount, which is why we ask visitors to be our partner in reducing unnecessary risk. Pinnacles conducts numerous rescue operations each year, many of which could be avoided by visitors doing a bit more planning and making responsible decisions. During the ongoing COVID pandemic, it's critical that you make wise choices to help keep yourself, other visitors, national park rangers and first responders out of harm's way. The National Park Service is working closely with state and local health departments to increase access and services across the national park system.

Please follow these #RecreateResponsibly tips to safely spend time outside:

  1. Know before you go. Visit park websites or social media channels for current conditions.
  2. Make a plan and share the plan if you live alone.
  3. If you are sick, please stay home.
  4. Follow the state and county orders governing the open status of the area you're considering visiting.
  5. Keep your distance. Recreate with the people in your household. Give others plenty of room when you are on a trail or in a parking lot. Follow the CDC social distancing guidelines for staying six feet away from others. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth if you're near others.
  6. Know your limits. Postpone challenging hikes or trying new activities while first responders, parks, and communities continue to concentrate on responding to the pandemic.
  7. If you brought it, take it with you. Trash collection and restroom facilities may be limited. Always follow Leave No Trace principles.

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