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Park Access Interruptions - Paving Project

Pinnacles NP Announces Paving Project

This project will include some closures and occasional delays for visitors

Beginning at the end of April 2024, Pinnacles National Park will commence operations on a park-wide pavement preservation initiative. This massive project will address necessary repairs to every road and paved surface in the park, improving the condition of the road for cars and bicyclists, as well as extend the lifetime of the pavement by an estimated 10 years. However, it will also result in some disruptions to the visitor experience during the late spring and early summer period of 2024. Thank you for your patience and understanding while this critical project is underway!

You can find all the details on the National Park Web site, but here is a summary of the expected closures over the next couple of months:

West Side

  • West Entrance: CLOSED Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3.
  • West Entrance: OPEN for the weekend days of May 4 and May 5.
  • West Entrance: CLOSED Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9.
  • West Entrance: OPEN for the weekend beginning on Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.
  • West Entrance: CLOSED Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16.
  • West Entrance: OPEN to the public on Friday, May 17. No further total closures are scheduled, for the west or east sides.

East Side

  • CLOSED - Tue, May 14:
    The Bear Gulch Picnic and Condor Gulch restroom parking lots in the Bear Gulch area will be closed for servicing.
  • CLOSED - Wed, May 15:
    Half of the Bear Gulch parking lot will be closed for servicing, while the other half remains open for visitor use and access.
    The RV and group campsite roads will be closed for several hours as well, during which time arriving campers may need to wait to park at their site.
  • CLOSED - Thu, May 16:
    Campground site roads for tent sites will be closed for several hours, during which time campers arriving at their site may need to wait to park at their site.
  • CLOSED - Fri, May 17:
    Half of the Bear Gulch parking lot will be closed for servicing, while the other half remains open for visitor use and access. The Moses Springs and Manzanita parking areas will also be closed for servicing.

Pinnacles National Park WILL BE OPEN Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

While the park initiates the patch paving, chip sealing, micro-surfacing, and micro-striping on the east side, visitors are asked to please drive carefully and watch for workers along the roadside.


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