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Potential Park Closure Due To Overcrowding   

Staff anticipate closure due to overcrowding on weekends throughout the month of October.  Staff recommend visitors arrive in the early morning or evening hours.  The webpage will be updated immediately once we close and/or reopen.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  
  

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Potential Office Closure   

The park office may be closed during your visit due to understaffing.  The passport stamp is located near the deck steps outside of the park office.  Additional restrooms are located in the picnic area.  Sorry for any inconvenience.        

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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
     

 

 

 

Additional information

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Camping

The primitive, backcountry campsites and zone camping are $15 per night.  

The group backcountry sites are $55 per night during the summer season (April 1 to October 31) and $49 per night during the winter season (November 1 to March 31) for up to 26 people (minimum of seven).

 

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.