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April 18, 2024

Pinnacles invites comments on replacement of entrance

Pinnacles National Park is asking the public to comment on the National Park Service’s environmental work related to the replacement of the east-side entrance station.

According to a statement released Monday:

Superintendent Karen Beppler-Dorn invites the public to comment on the National Park Service (NPS) environmental assessment for replacement of the east side entrance station.

Under the NPS preferred alternative, the entrance station would be relocated approximately 0.43 miles from State Route 25 (north site). Another alternative considers relocating the entrance station just south of the campground (south site) (1.77 miles from the boundary).

The purpose of the proposal is to improve the visitor entrance experience by constructing a new entrance station and gateway sign, thereby providing a better sense of entry to Pinnacles National Park and reaching more visitors with park information. The new entrance station would help reduce visitor congestion upon entering the park, and improve opportunities for administrative fee collection operations at the east entrance to the park.

Public comments will be accepted through September 19, 2018. The environmental assessment is available electronically for review and comment online by visiting the website for the NPS’s Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system https://parkplanning.nps.gov/pinn. Comments also may be sent to:


Pinnacles National Park

5000 Highway 146 

Paicines, CA 95043

Commenters should be aware that their entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While commenters can ask that their personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee that this will be possible.

-Kollin Kosmicki