Elk Knob State Park 2019 October Events

New River State Park

Elk Knob State Park

Park Office: 828-297-7261

Mushroom Talk & Hike

Come hear mushroom expert Julie Mullis talk about mushrooms and join her on a hike to hunt for these wonderful organisms.

Date of Event: Sun, 09/22/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Park Office


Come welcome fall. Learn about the color changes and fun facts about the local culture surrounding this time of year. Make some leaf prints and sip on apple cider.
Date of Event: Sat, 10/05/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Outdoor Amphitheater

Pickin’ Thistles

Come hear three young siblings play celtic, old-time, and other classic songs at the outdoor amphitheater from 2 to 2:50 p.m.
Program may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Date of Event: Sun, 10/06/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Outdoor Amphitheater

Skins & Skulls

Drop in and check out the skins and skulls of animals that are found in this area. A ranger will be on hand to answer questions.
Date of Event: Sat, 10/12/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Park Office

S’mores with a Ranger

Come roast marshmallows and/or make smores at the outdoor amphitheater and chat with a ranger.
Program may be cancelled in case of inclemment weather.

Date of Event: Sat, 10/19/2019 – 3:00pm
Start Location: Outdoor Amphitheater

Timber Rattle Snakes

Stop by the office for a 10-15 minute, kid-oriented introduction to these magnificent creatures.

Date of Event: Sat, 10/26/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Park Office