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.
The primitive, backcountry campsites and zone camping are $10 per night.
The group backcountry sites are $13 per night for up to five people, then $2 additional per person over the 5-person minimum.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit ($35 fee). 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 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.
Elk Knob State Park
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