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camping near Pinnacles National Park?


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Tim Jones · · Joshua Tree, CA · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

I'm planning a trip to Pinnacles NP to climb for a weekend in late March.

One problem, of course: all 100+ official campsites on recreation.gov are booked out for that weekend (and every weekend for the rest of the spring season).

Any advice from folks familiar with Pinnacles? What's the likelihood of getting a walk-in site? Any good campsites nearby? All thoughts & info appreciated!

I checked freecampsites.net — it lists some roadside parking nearby on Rte 25 that seems like it could be ok. It also suggests BLM areas Laguna Mountain and Upper Sweetwater - but those are 30 miles away, which is longer than is ideal.

Jes C. · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

I've managed to get the walk-in site (there are usually 2-4) twice now arriving before 1 pm on a Friday. The walk ins are pretty nice.

Isaac Leija · · Marina, CA · Joined May 2016 · Points: 40

Hollister Hills always has sites open if Pinnacles is full. its only about 30 min north of the park

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