- Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure
(posted: Feb 03, 2018)
The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.
Fee Increase for Motorcycle, Bicycle and Walk-in Visitors
posted: December 30, 2004
Fee Increase at Pinnacles National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument will raise the entrance fee for single person entry on January 1, 2005. This change will increase the fee for motorcycle, bicycle, walk-in, and park shuttle entrance from $2.00 to $3.00. This change is being made to comply with the National Park Service standard minimum per person fee of $3.00.
The Recreation Fee Authority was established by the Land and Conservation Fund Act in 1965 and then upheld by the Recreational Fee Demonstration program in 1996. The passage of these bills allows the National Park Service to charge fees and keep 80% of the revenue for the collection site. The National Park Service uses this revenue on high priority projects that focus on reducing the backlog of maintenance and the protection of natural and cultural resources.
Currently, Pinnacles is using Fee Demonstration funds to improve the shuttle system, fund Student Conservation Association internships, build a comprehensive interpretive plan, and establish an on-line virtual museum.
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