Peshastin Pinnacles: Overview
Park overview:Peshastin Pinnacles State Park is a 34-acre desert park featuring a group of sandstone slabs and spires called "the pinnacles." Climbable spires reach 200 feet into the air. Rocks and trails provide views of surrounding orchards, the Enchantment Mountain Range, and the Wenatchee River valley.
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Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Closed Nov. 15, reopens March 15.
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Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Exemptions: Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website.
Campsite Information:The park has no camping.
The desert park is famous for its pinnacles of sandstone slabs and spires reaching 200 feet high. Hikers and climbers are rewarded with sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains and the Wenatchee River valley.
HistoryThe park is named for its "pinnacles," or unique sandstone formations, and for the town of Peshastin, located three miles away. The area has been popular for rock climbing since the 1960s. In 1986, land owners closed the pinnacles to climbers for liability reasons. Later, The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit group, purchased and developed the site, then sold it to State Parks.
Interpretive opportunitiesThis park offers no interpretive programs.
|Available in the park||Available in the area|
|• Pay phone||• Auto repair|
• Horse rental
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• Recreational equipment
No potable water supply is available in the park, so visitors are urged to bring their own water. Water and services are available in towns within three miles of the park.
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• Rock Climbing
• Wildlife Viewing
The park offers a mile and a half of steep hiking trail. For rock climbers, slabs and spires vary from easy to difficult and require rock-climbing equipment.
To prevent trail erosion, please stay on designated trails and avoid cutting the switchbacks and banks. The trails are for hiking only. Bikes are not permitted in the park.
No bolting or drilling is allowed. Climbers must be off the rocks one-half hour before the park closes, which varies daily and is posted at the entrance to the climbing area. Citations will be issued, as this rule is strictly enforced.
Alcohol is prohibited in climbing and parking areas.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
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Picnic and Day-use FacilitiesThe park provides five unsheltered picnic tables and two vault toilets. Park visitors should bring their own water to the park.
Alcoholic beverages are permitted in the picnic area but prohibited in the parking lot and climbing area.
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• Deer or Elk
• Crows or Ravens
• Doves or Pigeons
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|The park's unique sandstone formations were created when geological forces pushed an ancient sea floor up out of the ground.||• Ponderosa Pine|
• Moss or Lichens