Get involved with North Carolina State Parks
Join a Friends group to support, contribute, improve, and enjoy our state parks system. Find more information at Friends of High Country State Parks or Friends of State Parks.
Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina State Parks System. Currently, it is in an interim development stage with a park office/contact station, a maintenance facility, picnic area, parking areas, a trail to the summit of Elk Knob, and backcountry camping areas. At this time, visitors can hike to the summit by following a newly constructed trail 1.9 miles to the summit.