Pilot Mountain State Park  »  Hours of Operation

A prescribed burn along the park road above the family campground at the mountain section was conducted yesterday 8/3/15. Some smoke is still visible. All facilities are open. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALL HIKING TRAILS ARE OPENED FOR HIKING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL. THE CLOSURE ON THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL HAS NO EFFECT ON ANY OF THE OTHER HIKING TRAILS. The Mountain Trail is being converted from a 2.5 mile one way trail to a 4.5 mile loop. The trail is currently closed for construction.Construction is expected to be completed by October. Now accepting applications for Park Attendant position. This is a 40 hour/week position that pays 7.25 per hour. Work involves maintenance of the park and facilities. 95% of work is completed outdoors. For more information call 336-325-2355. ... details ±
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Park Hours:

The Mountain Section:
January, February 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March, April 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
May, June, July, August, September 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
October 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
December 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Yadkin River Section:

January, February 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March, April 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May, June, July, August, September 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
November 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note the North and South River Sections are 10 and 20 miles from the mountain section of the park and have different operating hours. Gates are locked promptly at closing. THERE IS NO GATE ENTRY BEFORE OR AFTER HOURS, INCLUDING CAMPGROUNDS EXCEPT IN CASE OF MEDICAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT EMERGENCY.

Park Office Hours

The park is closed Christmas Day.