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While many of the well-known national parks have been around since the 1900s such as Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, and many others, there are still national parks that are being designated as such, even unto this day. Pinnacles National Park is a “newer” park. It gained its designation as a national park in 2013, passing the House and the U.S. Senate who approved it. President Obama signed it as well in 2013, and Pinnacles became a park.
The park protects a mountainous area in California by the Salinas Valley. Here, the remains of an extinct volcano, its wilderness, species of bats, prairie falcons, California condors, and many other precious resources and wildlife. Visitors can witness the towering rock spires, canyons, and unique landscape created by multiple volcanoes millions of years ago.
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