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Help Pilot Mountain save our Shortleaf Pines! Since 1980, there has been a 53% decrease in Shortleaf pine in the southeast. Volunteer with NC Park Rangers at a new section of park! Help establish it back into shortleaf pine habitat! We will be planting 3,000 pines in over 30 acres of land! Since shortleaf pine habitat typically has a lower canopy cover and a more diverse understory, dominated by grasses and forbs, a greater number of bird and animal species are found when compared to pine-oak forests! Tools will be provided. Plan to bring your own lunch and favorite work gloves! During lunch we will give a short talk on Shortleaf pine habitat (3 hrs) Pre-registration required - please email with your intent.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location: 
Ararat River Section - Directions will be provided with registration

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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