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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

Scheduled events

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.

 

This event has been canceled.

In a partnership with Forsyth Astronomical Society and Pilot Mountain State Park, join us for a fun-filled afternoon and evening of moon-, sky-, and star-related activities and crafts!  Join us as we look at the moon, planets, stars, and other deep-space objects! It will be out of this world! Please bring a red flashlight or see park staff for free red filters for your white light – ask why?

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Parking Lot

Ever wonder what makes fireworks different colors?  Wonder about comparing the speed of light to the speed of sound? Do you enjoy watching fireworks, but uncomfortable with the sound? In a partnership with Forsyth Astronomical Society and Pilot Mountain State Park, join us to view some of the neighboring town and city firework displays and amazing displays of the heavens above - including the sun, the moon, planets, stars, and other deep-space objects!! It will be out of this world!  We will not be lighting any fireworks. Fireworks in NC State Parks are strictly prohibited, including sparklers and small scale pyrotechnics.  All trails are closed at sunset and viewing is only allowed at the Summit Parking Area.   This program is subject to cancellation based on forecasts of rain or severe weather. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/04/2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Parking Lot

In a partnership with Forsyth Astronomical Society and Pilot Mountain State Park, join us for a fun filled evening of moon, sky, and star related fun! Join us as we look at the moon, planets, stars, and other deep-space objects! It will be out of this world! Please bring a red flashlight. This program is subject to cancellation based on poor viewing conditions and weather. If unfavorable conditions exsist, please contact the park office to see if the event is to be rescheduled. Rain date: November 21st 2019

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/14/2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Parking Lot