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Campground October 18-19th   

Family Campground is fully booked Friday October 18th and Saturday October 19th.

If you have a reservation you may proceed directly to the campgound after your 4pm checkin time. 

Campground gate hours are 7am-9pm.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 14, 2019

Events and Programs

Pilot Mountain State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Learn how Pilot Mountain became a state park by celebrating National Public Lands Day! Meet with a park ranger at the Jomeokee Trailhead. During the hike we will be discussing the park's long history, geology and local flora and fauna 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Jomeokee Trailhead

Join a park ranger to learn about and meet some critters that most people think are “creepy.” Face your fears and meet some of these crawling critters! 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheater

Join a park ranger to learn more about fall color, why our leaves change color, and how it might be a part of your daily life without you even knowing! 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jomeokee Trailhead

Come join as Park Rangers and members of the Forsyth Astronomical Society help you find your way in the sky! Telescopes will be provided for public use and various activities led by volunteers will take place throughout the evening. Hope to get good views of the stars and maybe even a planet or two! It will be OUT OF THIS WORLD! (4 hours) [Rain Date Scheduled for November 30th - call to confirm rescheduling if poor viewing weather persists]

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Parking Area

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.341276, -80.462930

 

  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March 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