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Pilot Mountain

Rising 1,400 feet above the countryside below, the Native Americans called it “Jomeoke,” meaning “great guide” or “pilot.” Pilot Mountain State Park is known for its Big Pinnacle peak seen from all directions in the park. The mountain section of Pilot Mountain State park contains the visitor center, access to the pinnacles, parking, picnic area, camping, and restrooms. Park activities include bird watching, camping, educational activities, hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing.

The lower slopes of Pilot Mountain State Park houses 49 sites used for tent and RV camping. Camping sites are equipped with tent pads, tables, and grills. There are no RV hookups, but water is available along with upgraded bathhouses.

Pilot Mountain State Park is open November-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; March-October 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; April, May, September 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and June-August 8 a.m.-9 p.m.