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 Last updated on: Sunday, February 17, 2019

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 learn about the many animals that call Elk Knob home.  Meet at the park office.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Try watercolor painting with pigments from nature.  Wear clothes you don't mind getting stained.  Meet at the park office.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Come learn about some of the local birds and make a pinecone feeder with peanutbutter and seeds to help birds make it the last stretch until spring.  Meet in the park office.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 5:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Explore the nature of natural pigments.  Discover the art of paint making, create your own paint from objects in nature, and alter pigments to create more colors with various substances.  Event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.  Meet at the outdoor amphitheater just off the trailhead parking lot.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Amphitheater

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