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Prescribed Burns Scheduled

Pilot Mountain State Park has several prescribed burns scheduled this season.

Pilot Mountain News has details. 

To be notified of prescribed burns via phone call or text message, follow instructions at the link below to sign up for the Surry County "Code red" service. Once you sign up you will receive a automated phone message before prescribed burns.



Another way to receive information or see maps of areas that will be burned is to sign up for the park's prescribed fire information blog

Highway signs that read,  "Prescribed fire ahead," are placed on the north and south lanes of US 52 during every burn.  

Fire has been a part of the ecology of Pilot Mountain since at least the first early Native Americans climbed its slopes. It is as natural to a southern forest and its wildlife as rain and sunshine. It is only in the last half century that all fire has been suppressed in the southern states.
The result has been a build up of woody fuels and a loss of wildlife and plant diversity. We make every effort to plan and mitigate the effects of prescribed burns. Please understand that a temporary inconvenience of seeing or smelling smoke is a long term benefit for both safer fuel loads and the unique ecology of Pilot Mountain.

The pinnacle at Pilot Mountain State Park

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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