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Events and Programs

Elk Knob State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Come see and learn about the bounty of edible plants in winter time.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Come see the different colors you can find in nature.  Learn the process of creating your own natural pigments.  Experiment with different colors.  Meet at the outdoor amphitheater.  Wear clothes you don’t mind getting stained.  Program may be held indoors in case of inclement weather.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Outdoor Amphitheater

Come walk with a ranger along the Beech Tree Trail to see all things blooming.  Learn the names of the flowers and something about their nature.  Meet at the trailhead parking lot.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Trailhead Parking Lot

Elk Knob State Park

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

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 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