Sauratown Mountains

Uniquely situated in the Piedmont Triad, the Sauratown Mountains have beckoned generations to their trails, summits, and waterways since the early days of the Saura Indians. Friends of Sauratown Mountains was formed in 2010 to preserve and protect the Sauratown Mountains for future generations.
Working closely with Hanging Rock State Park and Pilot Mountain State Park, Friends of Sauratown Mountains seeks to:
  • Promote environmentally sound uses and conservation of the two State Parks, Sauratown Trail, and surrounding waterways. 
  • Maintain and create trails. 
  • Partner with other organizations and businesses committed to outdoor recreation and environmental education. 
  • Advocate at a local and state level for the preservation and integrity of the Sauratown Mountains. 
By becoming a member of Friends of Sauratown Mountains you are joining with hundreds of others that are passionate about preserving and protecting the Sauratown Mountains. Individual membership is $15 per calendar year; Family membership is $30; higher giving levels available. Member benefits include:
  • Regular updates regarding activities, events, and important legislative actions. 
  • Coordinated opportunities to volunteer with others to support the Sauratown Mountains and their natural resources. 
  • Quarterly meetings with unique events for Friends of Sauratown Mountains members. 
Join with us today to make a difference for tomorrow’s generation!

Latest News

  • Fall colors drawing crowds to state park PILOT MOUNTAIN — With fall foliage approaching its peak at Pilot Mountain State Park, officials there are trying to make the viewing process easier for visitors in light of crowds attracted by nature’s splendor.  The annual pilgrimage of leaf-watching visitors to Pilot Mountain is well under way, as described by Park Superintendent Matt Windsor — although the peak hasn’t been reached. That will occur probably at the end of October through about the first week of November, park personnel say.“We’re starting to get some really good reds and some oranges, but most of our oaks are still green,” Ranger Jesse Anderson said Tuesday.“Our various types of oaks are probably the most-dominant deciduous hardwoods we have ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2016, 5:21 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
  • Fall Membership Meeting Our rescheduled Fall Membership Meeting will be Sunday afternoon, October 30th at Pilot Mountain State Park.  We will meet at the Horne Creek trailhead and picnic area in the River Section North off Hauser Road.Come at 3:30 pm to join Superintendent Matt Windsor for a tour of the immediate area.  Matt will discuss stream restoration of Horne Creek, swamp milkweed planting for a Monarch way station, and thinning of pine forest to restore to natural habitat.Following the walk both Matt and President Jay Young will give brief updates on the park and FSM activities.At 5:00 pm we will enjoy food and fellowship.  FSM will provide BBQ, soft drinks and paper products.  We ask our members ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 4:47 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
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