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Head's up on Parking Delays

  • The park will be over capacity every weekend it is not rainy or cold.
  • We have a limited amount of parking and once it fills, cars will only be let in as space allows.
  • Once inside the park you can expect a wait for a parking space. Hikers can easily avoid this by visiting our yadkin river section parking lots, corridor trail parking parking lots, or pilot creek parking lot. These lots are rarely crowded.
  • Visitors whose goal is a scenic drive only will be better served to visit the blue ridge parkway, as there is no through traffic possible when we fill up.
  • We encourage visitors that can visit during the week to do so, or arrive early.
  • You can check the parks traffic status by using the app "Waze". We also post warning signage near the park entrance.
  • No drones, UAV's, flying machines, or RC aircraft are allowed at Pilot Mountain State Park. Drones also cannot be launched from the state road or US highway outside the front gate.