Elk Knob State Park has backcountry campsites. It is a pleasant hike down into a cove forest with beautiful streams.
There are: 3 individual sites that can accommodate no more than six people and two tents each.
2 group sites that can accommodate up to 26 people and is for organized groups.
A zone camping area that can accommodate three sites of no more than six people and two tents each.
These are primitive sites with no facilities except one pit toilet to be shared by the two group sites.
The sites are approximately a one- to two-mile hike from the trailhead.
All supplies, including water, must be packed to the sites. To drink water from nearby creeks and streams, use a filtration device or boil the water for at least 5 minutes. Camp fires are not allowed. Cooking by camp stove is permitted.
Reservations are required for the group sites while the other sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the park office for more information.
Primitive camping and a perfect uphill 1.9 mile hike to the top of the world! If you're going in the winter I recommend hiking poles for hiking in the snow.
This park is just north of Boone, NC near the Tennessee state line. Great primitive sites at the bottom of the 5,520 ft mountain. Take Summit Trail to the top and enjoy great views of the surrounding area 2 miles one way. This trip was in fall and the leaves were beautiful, but this park stays open year round and I would love to go back in the winter.
We loved this campground and State Park! This is a recent park and it still coming along. It is out of the way and relatively unknown compared to others in the area. Hiking trails around the campground. Water supply from streams. This is in bear country so be sure to bring the proper equipment! About 20-25 minutes north of Boone and off the map!