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1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

336-325-2355
pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 36.341276, -80.462930

 

  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March 1 to March 14:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March 15 to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • November to February:
    8:30am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:30am to 8:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

*PLEASE NOTE: Gates are locked promptly at closing. There is no gate entry before or after hours, including campgrounds, except in the case of a medical or law enforcement emergency. No vehicles other than those registered to campers may be left in the park overnight.
 

  • 8:00am to 4:30pm – daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

     

CLOSURES   

Surry County has declared a state of emergency and requests that tourists do not visit at this time. To support this and the Governor's Executive Order, please note the status of the following areas at Pilot Mountain State park: 

THE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED due to overcrowding of the summit area . The summit parking area, picnic area, and climbing area are closed. 

You may not park on the road shoulder, block gates, or impede traffic and walk into the park. Your vehicle will be subject to citation and or towing. Entering a state park when it is closed is second degree tresspassing. 

This is a temporary closure to limit the spread of COVID-19 through large crowds. Please be flexible and patient. A small inconvenience to your recreational plans now can help slow the spread of this disease and prevent emergency response agencies and local hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Campgrounds are closed. Park office and all restrooms are CLOSED. 

To reach the park staff, please call 336-325-2355 or email us at pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Educational programs

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Pilot Mountain State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.

To arrange a special exploration of Pilot Mountain State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.

Educational materials about Pilot Mountain State Park have been developed for grades 9-12 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Pilot Mountain program introduces students to the "mountains away from the mountains" and the geologic processes that formed them. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.