Roan Mountain Events Calendar

Published 8:46 am Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14

(RMSP) Butterfly Hunting — Ready to catch some butterflies? Meet Shane at Picnic Shelter 1 ready to chase after some butterflies and learn why they love Roan Mountain. The event starts at 9:30 a.m.

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(RMSP) Peg Leg Hike — Interested in learning more about the early history of the park? Meet Shane at the Visitor’s Center and take a short hike on the historic Peg Leg Mine Trail. The event starts at 11:30 a.m.

(RMSP) Tomahawk Toss — Join Tyler at the campground campfire ring next to picnic shelter 3 to try your hand at tomahawk throwing and learn a little about this ancient weapon. The event starts at 3 p.m.

(RMSP) Night on the Farmstead — Meet Tyler at the Miller Farmstead gate for a night hike exploring around the farmstead grounds. Be sure and wear good hiking shoes and bring a flashlight/headlamp. Night photography is welcome. The event starts at 8:15 p.m.

Friday, June 15

(RMSP) Animal Charades — At this program, it’s OK to ACT LIKE AN ANIMAL!! Kids of all ages will have fun learning about the differences between wild and domesticated animals as they attempt to dramatize and guess some of the animal species found here in Roan Mountain State Park. Meet Tyler at the Amphitheater for a romping good time! The event starts at 9:30 a.m.

(RMSP) Stream Ecology — Ever wonder how healthy the water quality is in the Doe River? Join Tyler at the campground check-in station to find some unique critters that live in the Doe River. Come prepared to be in the water, and closed-toe shoes are required. The event starts at 11 a.m.

(RMSP) The Cherokee and Their Plants — Join Tyler at the campground check-in station to learn a little about Roan Mountain’s native inhabitants. We will discuss Cherokee history and take a short walk around the camper check-in to learn about some of the plants the Cherokee used. The event starts at 2 p.m.

(RMSP) Miller Farmstead Tour — Meet at the Farmstead parking lot to learn about the history of the property. Shane will be giving a tour of the house and other buildings on the land. The event starts at 3 p.m.

(RMSP) Dining with the Owls — Meet Shane at the aviary next to the Park Office to learn a little about our friends in flight, the owls. We have 3 full-time owl residents at the park. The event starts at 5 p.m.

(RMSP) Cabin Campfire — Join Shane at the campfire ring near the cabins for a campfire. S’mores supplies will be provided, so come hungry! The event starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 17

The Rhododendron Festival will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Roan Mountain State Park.

***NOTE from Roan Mountain State Park: Due to damage sustained during a flood event on the Doe River, there are two trail bridges in the park that are no longer available. The bridge connecting the wetland boardwalk trail to Picnic Shelter 2 is gone, as is the bridge connecting the Group Camp area to the Riverside Trail. Walking access along the western bank of the Doe River is still available via the Riverside Trail access point from Picnic Shelter 2 or via the Fred Behrend Trail access behind the Camp Store in the Campground. Thank you for your patience as we work to replace these bridges.