The lower slopes of Pilot Mountain house the family camping area where 49 campsites for tents and trailers are scattered among oaks and hickories. Each site has a tent pad, table and grill. Drinking water is available throughout the campground, and two modern washhouses with hot showers are located nearby. Hookups are not provided.

On the north side of the Yadkin River, a camping area for youth groups includes tables, a fire circle and waterless toilets. This area is reserved for large organized groups.

There are only 2 canoe campsites on the south bank of the river available; otherwise, there's no camping along the river.

For centuries, Pilot Mountain has served as a landmark for Native Americans, early explorers, and migrating wildlife. Now serves as a beacon to hikers, rock climbers and nature lovers.