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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.

 

Embark on a journey to explore and experience the small world of insects. While you walk among grass, leaves, flowers and twigs – insects see these small objects as tall as towering redwood trees!  Investigate their world and learn their importance in ours.  Meet with a park ranger at the Pilot Creek Access parking area

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
Start Location:
Pilot Creek Access

Join park rangers to step back in time to learn more about geology, its processes, and what makes Pilot Mountain unique.  Basic to advanced topics of geologic interest will be covered. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/25/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Jomeokee Trailhead

Whether you are familiar with snakes or terrified, this program is made to help you learn more about the identification and lives of the splendid slithering species that live at Pilot Mountain State Park. Challenge yourself to ‘spot the copperhead’ and maybe meet a local resident snake. We hope you come join to gain a better appreciation and knowledge for these animals 

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Parking Area

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