5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684
GPS: 36.332586, -81.690640
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
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
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
Elk Knob State Park
Elk Knob State Park features one of the highest peaks in North Carolina’s high country at 5,520 feet and one of the parks system’s finest trails to the spectacular views from the summit. Other trails are being developed at this relatively new park. Despite its location in an area known for winter weather, the park attempts to stay open throughout the winter and is the only one in the system offering cross-country skiing (although skiers must provide their own equipment). At lower elevations, there are primitive, backcountry campsites for individuals and for groups. Elk Knob is an outstanding park for experiencing all seasons in the mountain environment.
Notices and alerts
Master Plan public meeting
The Division of Parks and Recreation is currently working on the Master Plan for Elk Knob State Park.
The next public meeting is:
Tuesday, December 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Optimist Park Clubhouse
1012 State Farm Road, Boone, NC