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Hurricane Irma - Campgrounds Closed Beginning Monday at 8 AM   

Elk Knob State Park campgrounds are closed as of 8 AM Monday. Wind gusts are forcasted to reach 55 mph on Monday night into Tuesday morning. 
At this time, we are planning to re-open all of our campsites on Wednesday morning.  


 Posted on: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:53am
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.


Join a ranger for a climb in the dark to the summit of Elk Knob to see the sun rise on Saturday, September 30th at 5:30 a.m.  Registration is required.  Space is limited to the first 15 people.  Coffee/hot chocolate and donuts will be served afterward at the outdoor amphitheater.  Call the park office at 828 297-7261 to register.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:45am
Start Location:
Trailhead Parking lot

Celebrate Southern Appalachian music with local musicians as they play traditional, Old Time and Bluegrass. All musicians are welcome, so bring your instrument and join in, or enjoy the view and entertainment. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All programs are free and open to the public.

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Outdoor Amphitheater

Hike with a ranger to the top of Elk Knob.  Learn about the geology, plants and animals, and history of the area.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Trailhead parking lot

Come learn about nature’s influence on this fascinating holiday and how it has changed over the years.  Meet at the outdoor amphitheater.


Date of Event:
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Outdoor Amphitheater

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