- 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.
Ranchland to Parkland Transition Complete
posted: April 17, 2006
Pinnacles National Monument is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Pinnacles Ranch and Campground. From the early Chalone and Mutsun peoples to the Spanish Missionaries to the homesteaders, such as the Bacons, Butterfields, and Strausses, this land has been known as home. Just as these people have welcomed friends and neighbors, the National Park Service welcomes people from all over the world. "This acquisition is continuing the National Park Service tradition of preserving our nationís heritage," affirms Park Superintendent Eric Brunneman. "From the cultures that have resided in the Pinnacles area for thousands of years to future generations that have yet to visit, we invite everyone to discover the American tradition of National Parks."
The Pinnacles Ranch acquisition has been over a decade in the making and the focus of 5 monument superintendents. It will add almost 2,000 acres to the monument, increasing park lands to 26,425 acres. The acquisition not only preserves these important cultural sites, it ensures the protection of hunting and feeding grounds for many of the monumentís animals including the endangered California condor. Included within the ranchland is the Pinnacles Campground. Now concession managed, the Pinnacles Campground offers 36 R.V. sites with electrical hookups, 77 tent sites, and 15 group tent sites. Reservations can be made online through the concessionaire at www.pinncamp.com.