Roan Mountain Calendar

Published 3:09 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021

November 1-November 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, November 20
Fire craft – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Price is $5.00. Register for the event.
Join Ranger James Holland to learn various methods of lighting a fire without matches. Instruction will include using a ferro rod, fire from batteries, traditional flint and steel, burning lens, fire piston.
Meet at Park Headquarters prior to going to the program area. Program cost is $5 per person and requires registration due to limited group size.

Dutch Oven Cooking Series – Simmering and Roasting – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Price is $12 and register for the event. Meet at the Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground.oin Park Ranger Phil Hylen for our 3rd installment of our Dutch Oven Cooking Series: Simmering and Roasting. This event will take place form 5 – 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 20th at Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground. Participants will learn the basics of dutch oven care and use while focusing on the basics of simmering and roasting foods using cast iron and coals or fire. Our dinner will be a braised chuck roast and harvest vegetable stew with fresh cornbread seated around a nice hot firepit. Drinks will include sweet tea or bottled water. Outside drinks are welcome.

Participation is limited to 10 individuals and costs $12. Register your spot at the fire today to enjoy this festive seasonal meal and lesson in outdoor cooking. Be sure to bundle up for cold weather. In case of rain, the program will take place under the shelter. Seats will be available, but comfortable camp chairs are encouraged. The stew ingredients are listed below: garlic, fresh rosemary, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, beef chuck roast, cherry tomatoes, corn, onion, green beans, baby zucchini, purple potatoes, butter, chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 442Calories from Fat 42, Total Fat 21g33%, Saturated Fat 6.9g35%, Cholesterol 102mg34%, Sodium 582mg25%, Total Carbohydrate 26g9%, Dietary Fiber 5.7g23%, Protein 38g76%, Amount Per Serving, % Daily Value *

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Friday, November 26
Leave no Trace After Thanksgiving Family Hike – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Price is $0.00/Attendee, $10.00/Attendee + Donation, $20.00/Attendee + Donation. Register for the event. Meet at Camper Check-In. Whether you’re an RV or tent camper, a day-hiker, or a long-distance backpacker, the 7 Leave No Trace principles help us understand how our choices affect the world around us. Join us for an easy mile-long walk in the woods and learn the 7 principles. Participants will earn a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop certificate and an official Leave No Trace reference card. Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear and bring water & a snack to enjoy!

Leave no Trace After Thanksgiving Family Hike – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Price is $0.00/Attendee, $10.00/Attendee + Donation, $20.00/Attendee + Donation. Register for the event. Meet at Camper Check-In.
Leave No Trace principles help us understand how our choices affect the world around us. For this kid-friendly Leave No Trace hike, we’ll enjoy an easy 1-mile hike along the Tom Gray trail, stopping along the way to learn the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Participants will earn a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop certificate and an official Leave No Trace (for kids) reference card.
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear and bring water & a snack to enjoy! Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Saturday, November 27

Birding Field Trip to Little Wilbur Lake – 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Price is $0/Per Person, $5.00/Attendee + Donation, $10.00/Attendee + Donation, $15.00/Attendee + Donation, $20.00/Attendee + Donation. Register for the event. Meet at Wilbur Dam Parking Lot. Attention birders! Join us on Saturday, November 27th from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for a morning of birding at Little Wilbur Dam. Ranger Phil Hylen will be set up at the WIlbur Dam Parking Lot with a spotting scope and binoculars to enjoy views of migratory and wintering waterfowl on the mountain cliff lake. This free birding program is limited to 15 individuals. Be sure to bundle up for cool weather and higher wind speeds. The address for the parking area at Wilbur Dam is: 654 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton.

Saturday, December 4
Trash Your Trash! (Leave No Trace for Kids) – 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Price is Free. Register for Event. Meet at Camper Check-In. Leave No Trace principles help us understand how our choices affect the world around us. In this short Leave No Trace for Kids activity, we’ll learn more about principle #3– Trash Your Trash. Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear and bring water & a snack to enjoy! Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

“Trash Your Trash!” is the 4th program in our Leave No Trace for Kids series. Participants who attend all 8 programs in our Leave No Trace series can earn a special Roan Mountain State Park Leave No Trace recognition patch! Programs are offered multiple times a year on a regular basis and do not need to be attended in order. *To schedule Leave No Trace awareness programs for organized groups, contact Park Ranger Marcianne O’Day at 423-547-3913 or by email at Marcianne.ODay@tn.gov.

Saturday, December 11
Winter Bird Ornaments – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Price is $10 and register for the event, Meet at Park Headquarters. As the year comes to a close, celebrate the winter season by making ornaments of our wintering birds seen here in Roan Mountain State Park. Join your host, Ranger Phil Hylen, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Park Headquarters to learn about the birds you choose to craft out of felt.
This activity is limited to 10 individuals at a cost of $10 for materials. These lifelike birds make great seasonal gifts aids in learning your birds of Tennessee. Reserve your spot today!

Saturday, December 18
Astronomy Campfire – The Christmas Star – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Price is $10 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under. Register for the event. Meet at Upper Cabin parking lot.
Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen on from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Upper Cabins Parking Lot Campfire Ring as we enjoy fellowship and snacks around the campfire while peering out into the endless night sky. A telescope will offer deep sky views while we tell the tales of the Star of Bethleham and discuss what it could have been.
This program is limited to 20 individuals at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 kids 12 and under. Snacks for the evening will include hot dogs, S’mores, and hot cocoa. Be sure to grab your spot today!