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Bridle Trails closed/Corridor Trail culvert collapse   

Due to wet conditions and downed trees bridle trails remain closed. 

The Corridor Trail is closed between Stony Ridge Road and Culler Road due to culvert collapse.

 

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 2020

Status of park facilities as of June 1   

**Facilities and parking are limited and no overflow parking is allowed.**

CURRENTLY CLOSED: Park office and park office restrooms. Campground is closed through at least July 5th due to lightning damage.

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
Park office – 30 cars
Pinnacle Hotel Road – 50 cars
Pilot Creek Trailhead – 15 cars
Hauser Road – 40 cars
Ivy Bluffs Trailhead – 20 cars
Ivy Bluffs canoe launch – 10 cars

Please use the restroom before you visit, bring hand sanitizer, and consider wearing a mask. Bring water as the fountains are off.

We are not issuing Special Activity Permits at this time for climbing groups, weddings, photography, or any other events.

To reach the park staff, please call 336-325-2355 or email us at pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov.

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 2020

Restrooms Closed   

Park Restrooms closed for maintenance.

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 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
 

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • 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