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Canoe the Yadkin - River Ecology and Wildlife

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Canoe the Yadkin - River Ecology and Wildlife

Join a ranger for a leisurely paddle on the Yadkin River. We will depart from the Pilot Mountain State Park Canoe Access at the end of Shoals Road, and end our trip at Donnaha Park. The trip will take us through the Bean Shoals and past a Bald Eagle’s nest. You will need to arrange for return transportation from Donnaha Park to the Canoe Access. Canoes and PFD’s will be provided by the park. Registration is required for this program and spots are limited. Register by calling 336-325-2355, or by emailing Be sure to bring water, food, sunscreen, and shoes you can get wet. When registering, please specify date of request.

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
6 mile paddle, Moderate
Date of Event: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Shoals Yadkin River Canoe Access - Yadkin County (36.256850, -80.516897)

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
PinnacleNC 27043
Latitude: 36.341276
Longitude: -80.462930

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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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