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Fall 1999

Park News

Pinnacles Expansion to Add Almost 5,000 Acres

     The Clinton Administration has proposed purchasing the 1,967-acre Pinnacles Ranch (located on the eastern side of the Pinnacles National Monument) and adding it to the Monument, as well as transferring 2,939 acres of BLM land (5 parcels in various locations bordering on the Monument) to the Park Service. This would increase the area of the Monument by roughly 30%.

Peninsula Open Space Trust to Buy Loma Prieta Ranch

     POST has agreed to purchase the 493-acre Loma Prieta Ranch, which lies between the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. If the deal becomes finalized, the land will be added to the neighboring parkland over the next few years.

Santa Clara County Parks Change Fees

Effective October 1, 1999, Park fees have changed:

  • Camping fees: $15/night
  • RV camping: $25/night
  • Walk-in camping: $8/night
  • Equestrian camping (at Grant Ranch County Park): $15/night
Group camping fees have also changed:
  • Unimproved camping: $6/night
  • Youth Group camping: $30/first night, $10/each additional night.

     Vehicle entrance, lake use and Venture Pass fees have not changed.
     More information can be found on the County Parks website.

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