Pilot Mountain State Park  »  Hours of Operation

3-30-2015 - The North River Section road of the park will be temporarily closed for construction of a parking area and roadway clearing work. This alert will be removed when the road reopens. 4-1-2015- A prescribed burn is planned for around the park's family campground and grindstone trail. The grindstone trail will be closed during the burn. NOW HIRING We are now accepting applications for a 'Park Attendant'. This position is seasonal and will last 11 months. It is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in parks because it allows you to be involved in a wide variety of daily park tasks required to effectively operate a state park. If interested please complete the application found at this link http://ncparks.gov/Jobs/docs/pd107ltr.doc and submit it to the park office via mail, or in person. You can also email it to: pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov ... details ±
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Park Hours:

The Mountain Section:
January, February 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March, April 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
May, June, July, August, September 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
October 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
December 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Yadkin River Section:

January, February 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March, April 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May, June, July, August, September 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
November 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.


Park Office Hours
8AM-430 PM- 7 DAYS A WEEK

The park is closed Christmas Day.