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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.


A ranger will be at the trailhead parking lot to give a short discussion on rattlesnakes.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Trailhead parking lot

Come by for a short discussion about rattlesnakes.  A ranger will be at the trailhead parking lot to answer your questions.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Trailhead parking lot

Drop in and check out the skins and skulls of animals that are found in this area.  A ranger will be on hand to answer questions.  Meet at the park office.

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Enjoy a day filled with live music, games, nature activities, hikes, wagon rides, craft and cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, history and FOOD! Please bring a dish of food to share and join us between 11 am and 3 pm for our 14th Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day sponsored by the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO, Inc.). Enjoy a day of cultural heritage and pride. Please note that if you are interested in participating in the potluck, you should bring a dish of food to share and plan to be at the park by noon.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Field at park entrance

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