Visit Roan Mountain

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021

September 1 – September 30
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors

ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

All Month

Price:

– $10.00 / Feeds one bird a day
– $20.00 / Feeds two birds a day
– $30.00 / Feeds three birds a day
– $40.00 / Feeds four birds a day
– $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public on a variety of native animals. We work under an educational permit from TWRA. Currently, we care for three birds of prey and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is costly, as their food and health care are a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for a variety of reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when using them. Here is your opportunity to support our educational wildlife program and help us care for these animals! 
All donations will go to purchase food, pay vet bills, purchase gloves, tethers, falconry equipment, aquarium bedding, and to improve and build more housing facilities for our non-releasable birds of prey.
To donate click the green “Register for Event” button at the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you wish to cover more than one day, update the “ quantity” you wish to donate, or simply return to this page in future months.  
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park! 

Saturday, September 4
The Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series 2021 will be held every Saturday through September from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Roan Mountain Community Park (19E behind the post office). The Old Timey Blues Band, Southern Blues at its finest, will take the stage at 5 p.m. Performing a selection of Celtic music will be Sigean at 6 p.m. Please follow all of our entertainers on Facebook. Grab a lawn chair, pack a snack and come enjoy an evening on the Roan. All concerts are free admission. 

Monday, September 13
Roan Mountain Lodge #566 F.&A.M. will meet in stated communication at 312 West Street at 7 p.m. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and visiting brethren are welcome. Social distancing guidelines will be followed 6′ rule and masks are asked to be worn because of the rise in local COVID-19 cases. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Monday, September 27
Roan Mountain Lodge #566 F.&A.M. will meet in stated communication at 312 West Street at 7 p.m. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and visiting brethren are welcome. Social distancing guidelines will be followed 6′ rule and masks are asked to be worn because of the rise in local COVID-19 cases. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3
Women’s Rock Climbing Workshop – 7:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Price is $60.00. Register for the event. Meet at: Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant Conference Room C.
***NOTE*** THIS PROGRAM IS BASED OUT OF CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, CROSSVILLE, TN. ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME.
Event Description:
– Friday we will start with a meet and greet in Conference Room C downstairs of the park restaurant around 7:00 pm CST. We will cover outdoor climbing basics, including knot tying and belay technique.
– Saturday we will meet at the Rec Lodge parking lot at 8:30 am CST to carpool to the Black Mountain climbing area. Once we get to Black Mountain, there is a short hike to the climbing location from the trailhead (1/2 mile). A number of top rope climbs and a 40 ft. rappel will be set up for the day. Climbs range in difficulty from beginner to intermediate/advanced.
– Sunday morning we will meet back at the Rec Lodge parking lot at 8:30 am CST to carpool to the Black Mountain for another day of climbing. The day ends around 3:00 pm CST, but you are free to leave earlier as needed (please let one of the staff know if you plan to leave early).
**The Black Mountain Climbing area does not have restroom facilities, please be prepared for each day. We will be practicing Leave No Trace.
Age restrictions: 18 Years of Age and Older
Price: $60 – instruction and gear for the weekend
Accommodations for Cumberland Mountain State Park:
Camping/Cabin reservations – make them online at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/cumberland-mountain 
Please make your camping/cabin reservations ahead of time.
Food will not be provided during the course of this workshop. Pack your breakfast, lunch, and snacks for each day. For dinner, we encourage you to bring your own or plan to eat at the Homestead Harvest Restaurant on the park. 
Cancellation Deadline/Refund Policy:
Participants may cancel no later than Thursday, Sept. 30th, 5:00 PM with a 50% refund. After Sept. 30th, 5:00 PM there will be no refunds for participant cancellation.
Weather Cancellation: In the event the workshop is cancelled the alternate rain date is October 8th-10th.

Saturday, October 2
Roan Mountain National Public Lands Celebration – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at: Visitor Center Porch. Register for the event. Join Roan Mountain State Park on Saturday, October 2nd from 1-4PM at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center for a very exciting celebration of the 2021 National Public Lands Day and state-wide TN Serves initiative.  In this combined event, Roan Mountain will reveal our brand new expansion of 150 acres located in the area east of the Visitor Center.  After a brief presentation of the new property, we will hold a brief plan sharing event in the Visitor Center before working on the existing Peg Leg Mine and Cloudland Nature Trails in an effort to rehabilitate and connect these two trails.  
This volunteer event and trail work day is limited to 20 participants.  A Volunteer Waiver will be required to fill out upon arrival.  Volunteers will be assisting park rangers in the rerouting of current trails to be safer and flow better in a beautiful section of our park.  These two trails will also be designed to connect in preparation for future trails on the new property.  Volunteers will be provided with tools and protective gear, but are welcome to bring their own gloves and eye protection.  Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks.  We look forward to celebrating the future and working towards a fun new opportunity with you.  Register today on our Galaxy Digital Volunteer Page.