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Autumn Bird Walk

Autumn Bird Walk

Plan to walk on genlte rolling paths though the beautiful fallow fields of Pilot Creek. We will be looking for our incoming winter residents as well as some stray migrants. If applicable, bring your own binoculars or borrow a set of ours (limited supply), footwear adequate for hiking, and water.
Directions: Take exit 134 for Pilot Mountain, go west on NC-268, turn left onto Shoals Rd, then left onto Boyd Nelson Rd. Meet at the parking area at the top of the hill on right. (2hrs)

Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Start Location: 
Pilot Creek Access

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
PinnacleNC 27043
Phone336-325-2355, prescribed fire info page:
Latitude: 36.341276
Longitude: -80.462930

Park Hours:

The Mountain Section:
 March to November : Opens at 7am, Closes at Sunset. 

 December to February : Opens at 8am, Closes at Sunset. 

Campers only may enter the mountain section until the following times:
March,April, October- 9pm
May-September- 10pm
November- 8pm

Yadkin River Section:
November to February: 8:30am - 5pm
March, April: 8:30am - 7pm
May, June, July, August, September: 8:30am - 8pm
October: 8:30am - 7pm

Please note the North and South River Sections are 10 and 20 miles from the mountain section of the park and have different operating hours. Gates are locked promptly at closing. There is no gate entry before or after hours, including campgrounds, except in case of medical or law enforcement emergency. No vehicles other than those registered to campers may be left in the park overnight.

Park Office
8am - 4:30pm 7 days a week 

The park is closed Christmas Day