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Pilot Creek Bird Walk - Great Backyard Bird Count

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Pilot Creek Bird Walk - Great Backyard Bird Count

Join a park ranger for the Great Backyard Bird Count! – We will be hiking the fields of the Pilot Creek Trail and looking for resident wintering birds. Trail is approximately 1.5 miles round trip and moderate difficulty. Meet at the Pilot Creek Access off Boyd Nelson Road. Dress for the weather and bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours [limited supply]. Directions: From US-52, take exit 134 for Pilot Mountain and drive west on NC 268. Turn left onto Shoals Road (0.7 mi), then turn left onto Boyd Nelson Road (0.5 mi); the parking area will be on your right (36.358766, -80.493315) 

Date of Event: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Start Location: 
Pilot Creek Access Parking Area

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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