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Upcoming park prescribed burns   

We are planning a large cooperative prescribed burn with the NC Forest Service. This may be a multi-day burn that will close portions of the mountain trail and the rock climbing area during the actual burn. Please check the "park news" link at the bottom of the page for more information.

 Posted on: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:33am
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PARK PRESCRIBED BURN INFORMATION BLOG

Pilot Mountain State Park uses prescribed fire or controlled burns as a management tool to restore healthy forest and grassland communities and to reduce woody fuel in the event of a wildfire. Historically, most areas of the landscape of the Piedmont of North Carolina experienced low to moderate severity fires from lightning on average once every five years. Information gathered from fire scars and tree rings on Pilot Mountain indicate that fire was at least that frequent on the exposed portions of the mountain.

Contact:

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
PinnacleNC 27043
Phone336-325-2355
pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov, prescribed fire info page: http://pilotmountainstatepark.tumblr.com/, prescribed fire notification sign up: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF8375408463
Latitude: 36.341276
Longitude: -80.462930

Park Hours:

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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