Pinnacles National Park Pinnacles Campground
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Address: 2400 Highway 146, Paicines, California 95043
GPS: 36.493727, -121.146962
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Local Directions: Located 32 miles south of Hollister, CA on Hwy 25 and 29 miles northeast of King City, CA on Hwy 25. Campground is located on the east side of Pinnacles National Park off Hwy 25.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-831-200-1722
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Email: pinn_visitor_information@nps.g...
Office Hours: 9:30 AM-5 PM, 7 days per week.

All year
Check In: 1 PM, RV & Tent Sites; 3 PM, Tent Cabin
Check Out: 11 AM, RV & Tent Sites, Tent Cabins

36 RV Sites, 99 Tent Sites, 14 Group Sites, 36 Electric Only, 113 No Hookup, 36 30 Amps

Daily Rates: $37.00 - $61.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Groceries, Hot Showers, Water Spigots (non site), WiFi

Biking, Hiking, Swimming Pool

All Ages, Pet Restrictions
Group Camps

Group camping sites can accommodate 10-20 campers and 5 cars. Fee is $$110-$130/night.
Total Sites149
RV Sites36
Tent Sites99
Group Sites14
Electric Only (36)No Hookup (113)
Rental Units
Sites Miscellaneous
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Camping Supplies  
Dump Station  
Flush Toilets  
Gift Shop  
Hot Showers  
Water Spigots (non site)  
WiFi   available around the store and some of the campground
  Hours Description Fees
Bird Watching  
Swimming Pool   open from April to September
Wildlife Watching   Squirrels, Pigs, Raccoons


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Nice NP Campground But Busy At Weekends
May 4, 2013
Campground is located on the East Side of the NP by the visitors center. It has the standard - picnic tables, fire rings, hot showers, restrooms and a store in the visitor's center to get ice, drinks including alcohol, groceries etc. Surprisingly it also has a swimming pool which is great way to cool down and relax after a day of hiking.

The campground is split into two, an RV section nearer the visitor center and then a tent section. I was in the tent section. Sites are fine, but close together and zero privacy. There is little to no shade either and it gets into the 90s during the day.

The campground gets very busy at the weekend and full of kids. People from the bay area tend to stay at the weekend, so it's not a quiet campground then. Also you get some people that park at the visitor center walk through the campground to get to the hiking trails, although most catch the shuttle. During the week the campground is much more quiet.

The NP has some great hiking trails with beautiful views or mountains and pinnacles as well as caves to explore and you'll see some condors overhead. However, it lacks the wow factor of Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyone to name a few. I personally think it should still be a National Monument.

Overall great place to stay during the week to visit the park. The NP is worth a visit. You can cover everything you need to see in 2 days.

We stayed here in a Tent.
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