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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Pinnacles National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Pinnacles National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Pinnacles National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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Park Alerts (3)

***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Pinnacles National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Pinnacles National Park - News section for more.

  • Pinnacles National Park Resumes Fee-Taking Operations

    April 29, 2021 | 4:38 pm

    Pinnacles National Park resumes fee-taking operations on May 1st, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park 2021 Climbing Advisories in Effect

    January 19, 2021 | 11:36 am

    PAICINES, CA- Annual measures to protect nesting raptors of Pinnacles National Park will be reinstated as of January 19, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park Modifies Fire Restrictions

    October 9, 2020 | 11:17 am

    PAICINES, CA- Most trails and climbing routes in Pinnacles National Park and the Pinnacles Parkway to Bear Gulch will re-open today. Since predicted fire danger remains high all other fire restrictions remain in place.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park Reopens West Entrance

    September 24, 2020 | 10:15 am

    The west entrance of Pinnacles National Park will reopen beginning Friday, September 25, 2020. All park trails remain closed except for the Bench and Sycamore trails.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park Temporarily Closes West Unit and Most Hiking Trails Due to Wildland Fire Danger

    September 11, 2020 | 3:37 pm

    Pinnacles National Park issues temporary closure of west unit and most park trails due to inundation of national wildfire response system, lack of trained wildland firefighting staff within the park, and severe fire danger.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Restrictions Barring Charcoal Grills and Campfires Now In Effect at Pinnacles National Park

    July 2, 2020 | 2:03 pm

    Elevated fire danger has prompted new restrictions on campfires and charcoal grills.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park Announces Limited Vehicle Entry on the East Side

    June 5, 2020 | 9:54 pm

    Pinnacles National Park will be allowing vehicle entrance and parking on the East side at the campground overflow lot. The road beyond the campground will remain closed to vehicles.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park is increasing recreational access on the west entrance of the park

    May 29, 2020 | 4:35 pm

    Pinnacles National Park is increasing recreational access on the west entrance of the park by allowing vehicles to enter the park on the Soledad side.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park is beginning to increase recreational access to foot and bicycle traffic

    May 22, 2020 | 4:34 pm

    Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Pinnacles National Park is increasing recreational access to bike and foot traffic only because parking areas remain closed. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pinnacles National Park Announces Additional Modifications to Operations

    March 27, 2020 | 6:54 pm

    The Park is closed to all day-use foot and vehicle traffic. The campground remains open to campers with existing reservations prior to arrival at the Park.

    Read more at nps.gov