Elk Knob State Park

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Elk Knob State Park


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Park office open 8 am - 5 pm. November - February 7 am – 6 pm; March - May & September - October 7 am – 8 pm; June - August: 7 am – 9 pm.


  • 5564 Meat Camp Road

    Todd,   NC   28674


Elk Knob State Park features one of the highest peaks in North Carolina’s high country at 5,520 feet and one of the park 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). Elk Knob is an outstanding park for experiencing all seasons in the mountain environment.

At lower elevations, there are primitive, backcountry campsites for individuals and for groups.

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5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd NC 28674


Latitude: 36° 20' 0.6" / Longitude: -81° 41' 47.0394"

Special Directions:

Located about nine miles north of Boone. Go north on NC 194 off of US 421 and turn left onto Meat Camp Road. Stay on Meat Camp for about five miles. The park entrance will be on the right.

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