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Summit view at Elk Knob State Park
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Park office

5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684

GPS: 36.332586, -81.69064




  • 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


  • 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Monday to Friday

  • Closed state holidays







Half inch of snow on the ground as of 10:15 a.m.  It is snowing now and may throughout the day.  Foot traction devices are recommended on trails.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Park is Open! Four Wheel Drive and Foot...   

Less than one inch of snow/ice is on all roads, trails and walkways.  Four wheel drive and foot traction devices are highly recommended.

 Last updated on: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Scheduled events

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 headwaters and why protecting them is so important.  Meet at the park office.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Come learn about some of the edible plants you can find in the mountains in winter.
Meet at the park office.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Take a hike with a ranger and learn some basics about plant taxonomy, ecology, and ethnobotany.  Dress for the weather.  Hike may be rescheduled in case of inclement weather.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/18/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Trailhead Parking Lot