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Potential Park Closure Due To Overcrowding   

Staff anticipate closure due to overcrowding on weekends throughout the month of October.  Staff recommend visitors arrive in the early morning or evening hours.  The webpage will be updated immediately once we close and/or reopen.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Potential Office Closure   

The park office may be closed during your visit due to understaffing.  The passport stamp is located near the deck steps outside of the park office.  Additional restrooms are located in the picnic area.  Sorry for any inconvenience.        

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Elk Knob State Park

Contact the park



Park office

5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684

GPS: 36.3325, -81.6906



  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to May:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • June to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed state holidays




Things to do


The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Elk Knob State Park allows many activities not offered at other State Parks including cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We strive to keep the park open in extreme winter conditions when many other parks are forced to close. This allows for unprecedented State Park access during some of the most extreme winter conditions. While we welcome cross country skiing and snowshoeing, snow boarding is not allowed at Elk Knob State Park.


A small picnic area is available. There are 11 picnic sites with grills and tables. Two of the sites are handicapped accessible.