Pilot Mountain State Park
3/11/14-THE CORRIDOR TRAIL IS CLOSED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS. THIS NOTICE WILL BE REMOVED WHEN THE TRAIL IS REOPENED.
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A prescribed burn is scheduled for the North River Section for Monday 3/10 or Tuesday 3/11. This area will be closed to the public for the duration of the burn and will be reopened once conditions are deemed safe. The burn is being conducted to benefit Oak-Hickory forest and wildlife habitat, and reduce hazardous fuels.
PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WEATHER FORECAST: http://tinyurl.com/d4qve9pEquestrians
- To preserve park bridle trails for your continued use and enjoyment, all trails are closed to horses after rain. Riding on wet trails creates hazardous areas and erodes the trail. Riding trails when wet will cause their closure for maintenance and their closure to bridle use. If it has rained, wait to ride another day.
Updated: 2014-03-12 09:00:02
Sign up for Prescribed Fire Notification List-serve
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If you would like to receive electronic notification of prescribed burns, the park would like to ask you for an email address that you can be reached at. Your email will not be shared with anyone, and you will not be included on “reply-alls” or routine emails from the park. This list-serve would only be used for notification of prescribed fires or emergencies. Prior to a planned prescribed burn you will receive an email and a location of the burn within the state park. If at anytime you would like to be removed from this email list you would have the option to have your contact information deleted by calling or emailing the park.When prescribed burns are conducted, areas of the park being burned are closed to the public during the burn, and afterwards until conditions are deemed safe for use.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to this listserve.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Pilot Mountain State Park is currently accepting applications for seasonal positions. Positions are temporary 40 hr a week positions. Duties include mowing, janitorial services & general maintenance. Weekend & evening work required. For further information, contact Josh Hemric or Chris Dockery at (336) 325-2355.
Updated: 2014-02-18 15:07:04
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1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043
GPS: 36.342056, -80.463347
For centuries Pilot Mountain has served as a landmark for Native Americans, early explorers, and migrating wildlife. This iconic peak is the most recognizable mountain in North Carolina and forms the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. Rising to an elevation of 2421 feet, this solitary quartzite mountain, part of the ancient Sauratown Mountain range, was dedicated a National Natural Landmark and now serves as a beacon to hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers.
A 6.5 mile wooded corridor trail joins the Mountain Section of the park with the Yadkin River Section which includes the north and south side of the river and a dozen small islands. This scenic section of the Yadkin provides hiking trails, fishing, and includes a canal wall built in 1825 that was designed to deliver boat traffic above the rocky shoals that form islands in this portion of the river.
Since 1968, a portion of the wild piedmont and a geological wonder has been preserved for you to enjoy at Pilot Mountain State Park.