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The Pilot Knob at Pilot Mountain State Park. Photo by R. Hill.
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WEEKEND HOLIDAY SHUTTLE BEGINS March 6th   

March - November on weekends and holidays you may drive the road to the summit when the park opens until the road closes to uphill traffic. A shuttle service will be on site to transport visitors from the visitor center to the summit lot and back. https://www.ncparks.gov/pilot-mountain-state-park/home#notices

 Last updated on: Saturday, March 6, 2021

** PARKING AREAS HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY **    

PARKING
If you arrive and a parking lot is full, that area is closed to further traffic. Waiting in line is not permitted.  Parking on road shoulders is prohibited.  To avoid crowds, please plan your visit on a weekday.

If the road to the summit is closed to uphill traffic, you may park at the new visitor center or visit another park access area.  Learn more information about parking areas and alternate locations nearby that you can visit when the park is full »

SHUTTLE
March- November on weekends and holidays you may drive the road to the summit when the park opens until the road closes to uphill traffic.  A shuttle service will be on site to transport visitors to the summit lot and back. https://ncparks.gov/pilot-mountain-state-park/home#notices 

VISITOR CENTER:
The visitor center gift shop and exhibit hall are open with a max capacity of 25 people. Restrooms are open at the new visitor center in the breezeway and at the summit parking lot.

CAMPGROUND:
Family Campground season is March 15th-November 30th. Reservations may be made by calling ReserveAmerica at 1-877-722-6762 during call center hours or online through ReserveAmerica until 9 pm on the day of arrival.  

FACE COVERINGS
Masks are required to visit the gift shop and exhibit hall in the visitor center. Masks are required on trails if you are within 6 feet of anyone not from your household. Please wear a mask over nose and mouth when required. Park Rangers may write citations for failure to follow an executive order if individuals refuse to wear a mask when required.  

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide.

 Last updated on: Thursday, March 4, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Pilot Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-444-5100

pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Mountain section
and visitor center

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3412, -80.4629

 

Pinnacle Hotel Road/
Culler Road parking

134 Culler Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3280, -80.4631

 

Hauser Road parking

622 Hauser Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.2675, -80.4958

 

Pilot Creek access

382 Boyd Nelson Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.3587, -80.4933

 

Bean Shoals access

103 Yadkin River Park Trail
Pinnacle, NC 27043

GPS: 36.2647, -80.4878

 

Ivy Bluff access

4240 Shoals Road
East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2537, -80.5087

 

Shoals fishing area
and paddle access

4454 Shoals Road
East Bend, NC 27018

GPS: 36.2574, -80.5171
 

Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March 1 to March 14:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March 15 to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:30am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:30am to 8:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • Gates are locked promptly at closing. There is no gate entry before or after hours, except in the case of a medical or law enforcement emergency. No vehicles other than those registered to campers may be left in the park overnight.
     

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  • October to February:

​Open daily:
8:00am to 4:00pm
 

  • March to September:

Open daily:
9:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Get involved


North Carolina Friends of State Parks and local friends groups provide an opportunity to contribute your time, talent or donations to your favorite park. Visit the websites for NCFSP or the Friends of Sauratown Mountains, which supports both Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain state parks, to learn how to get involved:

 

·  Friends of Sauratown Mountains »

·  North Carolina Friends of State Parks »

 


Volunteer opportunities

 

There are no listed volunteer opportunities at this time. Please contact the park for more information.