Visit Roan Mountain

Published 3:00 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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October 1 – October 31
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors

All Month

* $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!

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October 6-15, 18-31
Miller Farmstead Tour – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Meet at Farmstead front porch. Price is Free. Register for the event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where 3 generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Daily tours are offered to registered guests at 11am, 1pm & 2pm.
To ensure appropriate group sizes, registration is required. Please follow the ticket link to select your tour date & time.
Meet park staff at the farmstead front porch for a guided walk through of the house & outbuildings.
-Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will help with farmstead maintenance and restoration projects.
-By statewide policy, masks are required to enter the farmhouse and will be provided to guests who do not bring their own.
-Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Friday, Oct. 22
Hampton Creek Cove Morning Birding Trip – 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Meet at Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center. Price is Free. Register for the event. Attention birders! Ranger Phil Hylen will be offering a free morning birding trip for 10 individuals at scenic Hampton Creek Cove Natural Area to enjoy the fall migration of warblers and hawks from 8-10AM on Friday, October 22nd. Participants will meet at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center Parking Lot prior to motorcading to the Natural Area. This birding trip will cover approximately 2.5 miles of trail total. Be sure to bring good hiking shoes, water, and a camera/binoculars. Be sure to register your free spot today!

Campfire Cocoa – 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – Price is $5. Register for the event. Enjoy a classic evening of campfire tales & hot cocoa with Ranger Holland. Cocoa will be provided. Group size is limited and social distancing guidelines apply. Cost:$5.00 per person. Register using the ticket link below. Dress for the weather & meet Ranger Holland at park headquarters. Bring your own mug & Go Green with us!

Sunday, Oct. 24
“Shoot” Nature’s Finest – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Meet at Miller Farmstead. Photographs are a perfect way to preserve memories of beautiful outdoor places. Find out how to use even the simplest camera as a conservation tool! Meet Marco with a camera, lots of water, sturdy hiking shoes, and long pants for this exploration.

Designs of Nature – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Meet at Shelter 3. Meet Marco to explore how nature has a plan for everything along this 0.5-mile hike. Be sure to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring plenty of water.

Mysterious Mushrooms – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet at Shelter 3. These mysterious organisms hold amazing secrets. Discover the hidden world of mushrooms along this 1.5-mile hike. Make sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes, long pants, and plenty of water.

Monday, Oct. 25
Bird’s Eye View – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Meet at Shelter 3. Join Marco for a 1.5-mile hike around the Raven Rock trail to see the Fall colors at the overlook! Be sure to wear long pants, close toed shoes, and bring lots of water.

Sensing Nature’s Beauty – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Meet at Shelter 3. Meet Marco for this sensory engaging 0.5-mile hike along the Tom Gray trail. See, smell, and feel all the wonderful ways we can connect with the natural world.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 30
Tomahawk Toss – 3 – 4 p.m. – Price is $5. Register for event. Tomahawks provided. No previous Tomahawk-throwing experience is required to enjoy this fun program. Meet at park headquarters prior to going to the program area.