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Ivy Bluffs Trail Bird Walk

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Ivy Bluffs Trail Bird Walk

Meet with a park ranger at the Yadkin River Section off Shoals Road in East Bend, NC to embark on a bird walk to look for our winter residents. We will be hiking along the Ivy Bluffs Trail. Please bring your own binoculars, footwear adequate for hiking, and water. This program is subject to cancellation during adverse weather conditions. (36.25315, -80.50842 - Ivy Bluffs Trail Parking) (2 hours)

The south River Section (Yadkin County) is 20 miles from the mountain section of the park. Take NC 67 to the town of East Bend. From Main Street follow the signs for the Yadkin River Trail, turning right on Fairground Road. Turn right on Shady Grove Church Road, turn right on Shoals Road, and follow it to the park.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Ivy Bluffs Trail Parking Area (36.25315, -80.50842)

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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