The Elk Knob State Park is a state park in Boone, North Carolina. It covers 1800 acres worth of land area.
The Elk Knob State Park was just established and opened in 2003, making it one of the newest state parks in North Carolina. It is named after the second highest peak in the county, the Elk Knob. The site was highly threatened in the late 1990s to early 2000s from being developed into a subdivision for summer homes. This pushed the locals and the Nature Conservancy to take actions and save the area. This led to the establishment of the state park.
Although the Elk Knob State Park is a very beautiful spot, it is still undergoing some developments. Its facilities are still being built, so there may not be a lot of recreational opportunities on the site just yet.