Elk Knob State Park is located in Watauga County approximately 9.5 miles north of Boone.
Traveling north to Boone on US Highway 421, take NC 194 North approximately 4 miles and turn left onto Meat Camp Road. Follow Meat Camp Road 5.5 miles to the Elk Knob-Snake Mountain Gap and turn right into the Park.
From Eastern and Piedmont North Carolina, follow I-40 West to US 421 North to Boone.
Traveling East on I -40 from Asheville, take US 221 North to US 421 South in Boone then to Hwy 194 North.