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Summit view at Elk Knob State Park
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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.


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Master Plan

The Division of Parks and Recreation is currently working on the Master Plan for Elk Knob State Park.

You can fill out the online survey to provide your input.
 

Now hiring

Elk Knob State Park is currently accepting applications for a seasonal general utility worker.

Learn more about the position and how to apply »
 


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5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684

828-297-7261
elk.knob@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 36.332586, -81.690640
 

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