NC State Park staff will be conducting a prescribed burn of 70 acres along the Yadkin River within Pilot Mountain State Park on Friday if weather conditions permit. The burn will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The trails on the islands and in the Yadkin County portion of the park will be closed during the burn and will be closed Saturday until staff can make sure there are not remaining snags or hazards present.
The purpose of the burn is to benefit wildlife habitat and will improve oak, hickory and shortleaf pine forest. The burn will also reduce the amount of hazardous fuels that contribute to wildfire conditions.