Elk Knob (Watauga County, North Carolina)

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Elk Knob
Elk Knob is located in North Carolina
Elk Knob
Elk Knob
Location in North Carolina
Elevation 5,538 ft (1,688 m)[1]
Prominence 1,000 feet (305 m)[2]
Location Watauga County, North Carolina, U.S.
Range Blue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates 36°19′38″N 81°40′36″W / 36.32722°N 81.67667°W / 36.32722; -81.67667Coordinates: 36°19′38″N 81°40′36″W / 36.32722°N 81.67667°W / 36.32722; -81.67667[1]
Topo map USGS Zionville

Elk Knob is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, north of the community of Meat Camp. Its elevation reaches 5,538 feet (1,688 m).

The mountain is the headwaters of the North Fork New River and feeder creeks to the South Fork New River (via Meat Camp Creek[3]). The mountain is home to Elk Knob State Park.