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View from the summit at Elk Knob State Park. Photo by J. Mickey.
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Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms are open. The park office, gift shop, and amphitheater remain closed.

Backcountry campsites are open. Please bring exact change ($15 per site per night) and register and pay for your campsite at the trailhead when you arrive. The group campsites remain closed.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

 

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Elk Knob State Park


Contact the park
 

828-297-7261

elk.knob@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Park office

5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684

GPS: 36.3325, -81.6906
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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

 

 

 

Area information

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.

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