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Elk Knob State Park

Summit view at Elk Knob State Park
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Park is Open! Four Wheel Drive and Foot Traction...   

There is snow and ice on all roads, trails and walkways.  Four wheel drive and foot traction devices highly reccommended. 

 Last updated on: Monday, January 21, 2019

Park Is Open! Four Wheel Drive and Foot Traction...   

There is a dusting of snow and some ice patches underneath.  Four wheel drive and foot traction devices are highly recommended.

 Last updated on: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Elk Knob State Park

Elk Knob State Park features one of the highest peaks in North Carolina’s high country at 5,520 feet and one of the parks system’s finest trails to the spectacular views from the summit. Other trails are being developed at this relatively new park. Despite its location in an area known for winter weather, the park attempts to stay open throughout the winter and is the only one in the system offering cross-country skiing (although skiers must provide their own equipment). At lower elevations, there are primitive, backcountry campsites for individuals and for groups. Elk Knob is an outstanding park for experiencing all seasons in the mountain environment.


Elk Knob State Park

5564 Meat Camp Road
ToddNC 28684
Latitude: 36.332586
Longitude: -81.690640

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November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, May, September and October: 7am - 8pm
June - August: 7am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office Hours
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays