Pilot Mountain State Park  »  Hours of Operation

2-27-15 Snow update: The park road is clear to the park office. Visitors may hike from the office. The summit road has been opened this afternoon, however, it may be necessary to close it in the morning due to melting and overnight freezing. All Horse trails closed. All trails are iced over. Use caution.
We are now accepting applications for a Park Attendant. This position is seasonal and will last 11 months. It is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in parks because it allows you to be involved in a wide variety of daily park tasks required to effectively operate a state park. If interested please complete the application found at this link http://ncparks.gov/Jobs/docs/pd107ltr.doc and submit it to the park office via mail or in person. You can also email it to pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov ... details ±
Organized and Commercial Group Climbing Permit Update
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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.