Pinnacles National Forest

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Pinnacles National Forest
Rock formations at Pinnacles National Monument 2.jpg
Rock formations in the former Pinnacles National Forest, now a portion of Pinnacles National Park
Map showing the location of Pinnacles National Forest
Map showing the location of Pinnacles National Forest
Location San Benito County & Monterey County, California, USA
Nearest city Paicines, California
Coordinates 36°30′0″N 121°12′00″W / 36.50000°N 121.20000°W / 36.50000; -121.20000Coordinates: 36°30′0″N 121°12′00″W / 36.50000°N 121.20000°W / 36.50000; -121.20000[1]
Area 14,108 acres (57.09 km2)[2]
Created July 18, 1906 (1906-July-18)

Pinnacles National Forest was a United States National Forest in California. It was established as the Pinnacles Forest Reserve under the authority of the U.S. Forest Service by Presidential proclamation on July 18, 1906[1] with 14,108 acres (57.09 km2).[2] It became a national forest on March 4, 1907 when all U.S. national forest reserves were redesignated as national forests by act of U.S. Congress.[3] On July 1, 1908, Pinnacles was added to Monterey National Forest by executive order,[4] and the name was discontinued. The lands currently exist in Los Padres National Forest and in Pinnacles National Park, proclaimed as Pinnacles National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908.[2]


  1. ^ a b President Theodore Roosevelt, Proclamation (Pinnacles Forest Preserve, Cal.), 34 Stat. 3221, July 18, 1906
  2. ^ a b c Davis, Richard C. (September 29, 2005), National Forests of the United States (pdf), The Forest History Society, p. 38 
  3. ^ An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, Pub.L. 59–242, 34 Stat. 1256, enacted March 4, 1907, at 1269 ("...forest reserves, which shall be known hereafter as national forests...")
  4. ^ Exec. Order no. 908, Fifty-five specified national forests in designated States and territories consolidated and/or renamed, July 2, 1908 (eff. July 1, 1908), Presidential Executive Orders p. 85.

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