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Salamander Search

Salamander Search

Meet with a park ranger to learn the slimy lifestyle of salamanders that call Pilot Mountain State Park their home. We will start at the Park Office and learn about salamander life cycle, how to properly handle these amazing creatures, enjoy activities that introduce you to common species around the park, then hike to explore some salamander habitat! 
Program will be held rain or shine. (2 hours)

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
1.5 miles, easy to moderate difficulty
Date of Event: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location: 
Park Office parking lot - Hiking on the Grassy Ridge Trail

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
PinnacleNC 27043
Phone336-325-2355, prescribed fire info page:
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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