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Summit Area Bird Walk - Great Backyard Bird Count

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Summit Area Bird Walk - Great Backyard Bird Count

Join a park ranger for the Great Backyard Bird Count! – We will be hiking around the Summit Area and the Jomeokee Trail and looking for ravens and resident wintering birds. The hike will be approximately 1.2 miles round trip and moderate difficulty. Meet at the Summit Parking Area. Dress for the weather and bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours [limited supply]. (2 hours)

Date of Event: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Start Location: 
Summit Area - Jomeokee Trail

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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