Pilot Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Pilot Mountain has been a landmark in the area for hundreds of years, and a helpful way for travelers to determine where they’re headed. The park has miles of trails, climbing, camping, and beautiful scenery. The summit is the main focus of the park, and is connected to the Yadkin River by a trail. Family camping and canoe-in campsites are available as well.

Weather at the park doesn’t get too hot in summer, with highs in the mid-80s. Winters dip into the high 20s, and the park gets between 5-9 days of precipitation a month.

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Spring 38°F – 75°F
Summer 63°F – 85°F
Fall 39° F – 78° F
Winter 29°F – 50°F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pilot Mountain State Park

Camping is available at 42 tent and trailer sites in the park, and some sites can accommodate RVs as well. There are showers, but no hookups. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Jomeokee Park

Jomeokee Park is at the bottom of Pilot Mountain, and has beautiful views and an amphitheater that hosts music shows and other events. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes 

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wi-Fi: n/a

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: gas refills and firewood available for purchase

Greystone RV Park

Greystone is near Pilot Mountain, as well as to ziplining, the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and more. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: showers, fishing pond

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What to Do at
Pilot Mountain State Park

Inside Pilot Mountain State Park

There are a number of things to do at Pilot Mountain State Park.

Hiking: There’s plenty of hiking in the park, where Little Pinnacle Overlook gives hikers a close-up view of Big Pinnacle and the valley, and the six-mile woodland corridor connects the two sections of the park. 

Paddling: Trails aren’t just for hiking at Pilot Mountain! The Yadkin River Canoe Trail makes part of its 165-mile journey through the park, passing through five reservoirs before it gets to the confluence of the Yadkin and Uwharrie rivers. 

Bicycling: The main road is a popular cycling hill for experienced riders. The road is about a 10% grade for several miles, and gets up to 16% in some sections, so it’s a good workout! 

Fishing: Anglers can fish from river banks, and could catch smallmouth bass, spotted bass, and catfish. You do need a state fishing license. 

Climbing: Rock climbing and rappelling are popular activities at the park, and the rocky cliffs are great for experienced climbers. Climbers are required to register with the park, but there is no fee to obtain a permit.

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How to Get to
Pilot Mountain State Park

Although onboard GPS units aren’t reliable near the park, the good news is that the mountain is easy to see! 

From the North River section (Surry County), take US 52 to the Pinnacle exit and follow the signs to Horne Creek Farm. The park entrance is approximately .4 miles past the farm.

From the South River section (Yadkin County), take NC 67 to the town of East Bend. From Main Street follow the signs for the Yadkin River Trail, turning right on Fairground Road. Turn right on Shady Grove Church Road, turn right on Shoals Road, and follow it to the park.

The address for the park is 1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle.

Entering Pilot Mountain State Park

There are no entrance fees for the park.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pilot Mountain State Park

What is the climate of Pilot Mountain State Park?

At Pilot Mountain State Park, summers are very warm and humid. During the winter months, temperatures are often very cold and wet. On most days in this area, the skies are partly cloudy.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Pilot Mountain State Park?

Pilot Mountain State Park is widely known for its array of wildlife. There are numerous songbirds and waterfowl to be seen, and you can also often spot foxes, deer, and many species of reptiles.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pilot Mountain State Park?

Some campsites at Pilot Mountain State Park can accommodate RVs. While the sites are big enough for RVs, there are no hookups or dump stations available at these camping spots.

Are pets allowed at Pilot Mountain State Park?

Pets are allowed at Pilot Mountain State Park if they are on an attended leash. Pets should remain on pedestrian trails or at your campsite. They may not enter buildings unless they are service animals.

Is Pilot Mountain State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Pilot Mountain State Park is quite accessible for disabled visitors. The Pilot Mountain shuttle services, which transport visitors to trails and other activities, are wheelchair accessible. Many trails and campsites are paved and spacious.