Fire Restrictions Now In Effect at Pinnacles National Park

It might be starting a bit early this year, but California is officially entering one of our unique-to-the-United-States seasons (we don’t have spring summer, fall, and winter; we have fire, rain, mudslide, and awards). As we progress through what the west of the northern hemisphere calls “summer” we’re going to start seeing increased restrictions at our public lands. This happens every year – nothing to be alarmed about.

It might be starting a bit early this year, but California is officially entering one of our unique-to-the-United-States seasons (we don’t have spring summer, fall, and winter; we have fire, rain, mudslide, and awards). As we progress through what the west of the northern hemisphere calls “summer” we’re going to start seeing increased restrictions at our public lands.

Starting today, there will be no campfires or charcoal grill permits issued for use inside Pinnacles National Park. You’re also not allowed to smoke on the trails … why someone would think smoking and exercising is a good combination is beyond me.

The latest Fire Risk Assessment has kicked the fire danger probability at Pinnacles to “Very High.”

The closures at the park due to the fake COVID-19 mediademic are still in effect. From the National Park website:

  • The entrance road on the East side remains closed past the campground.
  • Park hours remain from 7:30am to 8:00 pm.
  • Visitor Centers, Shuttle services, and the cave trails remain closed and non-operational.
  • Fees remain waived, and entry remains free.
  • The fire usage restrictions last until the risk has abated, typically in mid-Autumn.

You can check out any additional park alerts or conditions to be aware of at the NPS website HERE.

Stay safe, and I’ll see you out on the trails!

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