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Pilot Creek Exploration

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Pilot Creek Exploration

Have you ever wondered what is swimming underneath the water in a small creek? If so come to Pilot Mountain State Park and find out what is in Pilot Creek.  Join a Park Ranger as we explore the creek, during this program we will sample the creek using electrofishing equipment and what we find may be truly shocking!  Please wear clothing and shoes you can get wet and if you have your own waders please feel free to bring them and you can help with the electrofishing.  Meet at the Pilot Creek Section of the park off Boyd Nelson Rd.  Driving Directions from US Hwy 52: Take exit 134, drive west on Hwy 268 and turn left onto Shoals Road (1st left after gas station), after 0.5 miles, turn left onto Boyd Nelson Road.  Once you cross the first bridge on Boyd Nelson Road turn right into the first field and park there.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Pilot Creek Access Parking Area

Pilot Mountain State Park

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

Map of North Carolina


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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