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CANAL WALLS, FERRIES, AND FISH TRAPS

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CANAL WALLS, FERRIES, AND FISH TRAPS

Dating back from 500 B.C. until the last 60 years the Yadkin River was a place of bustling human activity.  Now many of the signs of human occupation have been swallowed by the forest.  On this short hike, you will learn to read the landscape for signs of previous human uses.  The hike will end at the most intact canal remnants in North Carolina.  Never knew there was a canal on the Yadkin River?  There's a good reason for that.  Join us to learn more.  Drive to the Bean Shoals Access and follow the road all the way to its end about the Yadkin River.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location: 
Bean Shoals Canal Trail
Contact:

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
PinnacleNC 27043
Phone336-325-2355
pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.341276
Longitude: -80.462930

Park Hours:

The Mountain Section:

March 15 to November 30 : Opens at 7am. Closes at Sunset. 

December to February : Opens at 8am. Closes at 6pm. 

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

 

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