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Published 8:30 am Thursday, March 5, 2020

Saturday, March 7

Weed Wrangle 2020

To Be Determined.

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Roan Mountain State Park once again joins in the state-wide Weed Wrangle event to combat non-native species of plants and restore our beautiful mountain landscape. Join us for a day of volunteering as we remove various unwanted vegetation and replace it with beautiful native plants. Times and details will soon be available, so be sure to check back! 

Volunteers must register online at: and meet at the Park Visitor Center the morning of Saturday, March 7.    

Weed Wrangle® is a one-day, area-wide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from non-native invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines, and flowering plants. Supervised by an expert in invasive weed management, Weed Wrangle® volunteers learn, practice and begin a habit of maintaining an area free of non-native invasive plants and encourage replanting with natives in removal areas. By engaging our neighbors and challenging them to take action in their own spaces, we hope to create a movement that will have the greatest impact on the invasive plant population.

Meet at Visitor Center Porch.

Monday, March 9

Roan Mountain Lodge #566 F.&A.M. will meet in Stated Communication at the hall at 305 Conway St. at 7 p.m. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and visiting brethren are always welcome. Please be patient and ignore the remodeling taking place at this time.

Monday, March 23

Roan Mountain Lodge #566 F.&A.M. will meet in Stated Communication at the hall at 305 Conway St. at 7 p.m. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and visiting brethren are always welcome. Please be patient and ignore the remodeling taking place at this time.

Saturday, April 4

Easter Egg Field Day

Noon – 3 p.m. — Roan Mountain State Park hosts our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Field Game Day from noon to 3 p.m. at the park amphitheater. Youth in various age groups will enjoy challenging outdoor egg hunts that showcase the beauty of spring in the Mountains. After our hunt and prize ceremony, the whole family is invited to join us for several field games and a photo op with the Easter Bunny! 

Hunt and Field Game details will be available soon!   

Meet at Park Amphitheater.

Saturday, May 9

2020 Junior Trout Tournament – Join us on Saturday, May 9th for our 2020 Elks Lodge Junior Trout Tournament held throughout the park on the Doe River!  Youth-typically ages 6 through 14- register the morning of the 9th at the park amphitheater to fish.  Rainbow and Brown Trout will be tagged and judged later in the day at the amphitheater to award prizes to our youth anglers in various catergories. Tournament details and times will be posted soon, so check back often!

Meet at:Park Amphitheater

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21

Rhododendron Festival – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Since 1947, the community of Roan Mountain has celebrated each June to herald in the blooming of the famous Catawba Rhododendron along the highlands of the Roan. Join us at Roan Mountain State Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, from 10AM-5PM for a true mountain celebration. Aside from the natural beauty of the blooming Rhododendron, people from all over the world come to enjoy the flavors of local cuisine, browse local crafts and arts, and take in the music of the region.

The Festival will be held around the Roan Mountain State Park amphitheater and pool. Parking is by donation to local civic groups in the park fields along-side Hwy 143. For more information about this event, visit the Roan Mountain Citizen’s Club website at at: Park Amphitheater

Saturday, June 27

Independence Day Celebration – Join Roan Mountain State Park on Saturday, June 27th for a 4th of July Weekend celebration!  The park will be hosting a line-up of fun activities for kids and adults alike.  Times to be determined The actual Saturday of the 4th of July will offer various firework shows and events in the surrounding communities.

Our Field Game line-up and times will be announced closer to the event date, but expect the following:4th July Bicycle Parade and Contest, Tug-O’-War, Corn Hole Tournament, Various Relay Races

Meet at:Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground

Saturday, June 27

TN Promise Saturday – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Attention TN Promise Students!  Roan Mountain State Park will be hosting a volunteer workday on Saturday, June 27th alongside various other parks and agencies across the state.  TN Promise students will meet at the Park Headquarters starting at 8AM and assist the park with trailwork and conservation projects ending at 4PM.  Students will be able to earn their 8 hours for TN Promise requirements or work a portion of the day.  Work details will be announced closer to the workday so check back often.  Workers are encouraged to wear proper outdoor work gear (close-toed shoes, work clothes, etc.) and bring plenty of water. 

Meet at:Park Headquarters.

Monday – Friday, July 6-10

2020 Junior Ranger Camp – Roan Mountain State Park proudly offers our 2020 Junior Ranger Camp to 30 individual youth ages 8-12.  Junior Rangers at Roan Mountain will take part in outdoor classes focusing on safety, wildlife, plants, astronomy, water, and history.  Each day, Junior Rangers will set off on adventures around Roan Mountain State park learning and playing in the outdoors.  Camp this year will take part this year from Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 10th.  Activity details and times will be available soon and a schedule will be posted for download.  This camp is limited to 30 and Registration will begin on May 1st and end May 16th.  Registration details will be posted on our Facebook Page and this page soon.