Part of Pilot Mountain State Park to reopen Saturday after wildfire

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PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Part of Pilot Mountain State Park will reopen on Saturday, according to officials with North Carolina State Parks.

The areas that will reopen include the Yadkin River section including Ivy Bluff, Bean Shoals and the Hauser Road parking area. Park officials said crews have taken care of trees in danger of falling following the wildfire. However, the mountain section of the park will remain closed because crews need to replace the railing around Little Pinnacle. However, they don’t know a possible date for reopening because they’ve encountered issues with trying to secure materials to repair the railing. No buildings were damaged in the wildfire.

The Grindstone Fire started on Saturday, Nov. 27 on Pilot Mountain. It burned about 1,000 acres. A campfire in an unauthorized area resulted in the wildfire. An investigation is still ongoing at this time.