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Camp in Pinnacles National Park

Paicines, California

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

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Elevation Gain

1819 ft

Description

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Condors, turkeys, and caves... Oh my! Pinnacles Campground in Pinnacles National Park has everything you need for an unforgettable stay, complete with a swimming pool and a general store.

Pinnacles Campground is accessible from the east side of the park, and you generally lose cell service about 20 minutes before the park entrance. The campground offers tent camping, group camping, and a handful of RV sites. The tent and group sites have individual picnic tables and fire rings, and the RV sites typically have electrical hookups and community tables and barbecue pits. Campsite 18 is the most secluded, located at the end of the road by a closed gate. The campground also features coin operated showers, a swimming pool, and a dump station. 

The campground store is open from 9:30-4:30 daily. You can buy basic camping supplies, assorted food items, and firewood. Dogs are allowed in the campground but not on the trails. You can make campground reservations here.

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Features

Rock Climbing
Camping
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Camp in Pinnacles National Park Reviews

I’ve camped here a few times. When booking your site pay attention to tree coverage. Some sites are in wide open meadows with very little shade. So during a hot summer day, you’ll want to bring a sun shade. Also note the bathrooms are centrally located so at most you’ll have to walk a couple hundred yards to get to them. The camp store is fully stocked in case you forgot anything. And there’s a small pool which is great to jump into after a day of hiking or climbing. There are also showers!!! And there are new canvas tent cabins that you can rent. I haven’t stayed in one yet, but those would be great for the wet season. Again summers are hot here, so these could feel like ovens mid summer. Before becoming a national park this was a national monument so the upkeep wasn’t on par with the likes of Yosemite. But the park has been making improvements.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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