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The pinnacle at Pilot Mountain State Park
Current status of park facilities   

** FACILITIES AND PARKING ARE LIMITED.  NO OVERFLOW PARKING IS ALLOWED. **  

Park office and park office restrooms are closed. Summit restrooms are open but are closed periodically throughout the day to be cleaned.

Campground is closed through at least September 15 due to lightning damage to sewer system.

Face coverings are required to be worn when in public places, indoors or outdoors, where physical distancing of 6 feet from other people who aren’t in the same household or residence isn’t possible, unless an exception applies.

PARKING: Open parking areas have limited capacity. Parking on road shoulders is prohibited. If you arrive and a parking area is full, consider that area closed. When parking lots fill, there will be no waiting in line to get in. All cars will be turned away.

Capacity for parking areas:
Top of the mountain – 80 cars 1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle NC
Park office – 30 cars    1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle NC
Pinnacle Hotel Road – 50 cars  134 Culler Road, Pinnacle NC
Pilot Creek Trailhead – 15 cars  382 Boyd Nelson Road, Pinnacle NC
Hauser Road – 40 cars  622 Hauser Road, Pinnacle NC
Ivy Bluffs Trailhead – 20 cars  4240 Shoals Road, East Bend, NC
Ivy Bluffs canoe launch – 10 cars  4454 Shoals Road, East Bend NC

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Bridle Trails CAUTION   

Due to a culvert collapse the Corridor bridle trail can only be ridden to midway.

 

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Park at capacity by 10:00am on weekends   

Pilot Mountain now routinely reaches capacity by 10:00am on weekends. If you do not arrive by this time, you are not likely to get a parking spot until the afternoon.  

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Pilot Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-325-2355

pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Mountain section
and park office

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

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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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Pilot Mountain State Park

Rising abruptly more than 2,000 feet, Pilot Mountain has been a navigational landmark for centuries, and is a recreational landmark as well, offering miles of trails, camping, climbing and spectacular scenery. The mountain summit remains the principal park area, connected to the Yadkin River section by a 6.5-mile trail corridor. An extensive trail network is augmented by a bridle trail and a canoe trail section on the river. Family camping in a 42-site campground is augmented by canoe-in sites. Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed on portions of the park’s steep cliffs, and those cliffs perched around the mountain’s summit offer seemingly endless views of piedmont, Sauratown Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains.
 


Reservations
 

Find and book a campsite online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762
 


Notices and alerts
 

Now hiring

Pilot Mountain State Park is currently accepting applications for the following seasonal positions:

 

Crowded weekends at Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park is over capacity MOST weekends, especially during the fall. We have limited amount of parking and once it fills, cars will only be let in as space allows.

Please click here to learn more information about planning your weekend visit to the park, as well as a list of other locations nearby that you can visit when the park is full.

 

Prescribed fires

The latest information on prescribed fires is available at http://pilotmountainstatepark.tumblr.com/

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27043 Pinnacle, NC