Visit Roan Mountain

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022

January 1-31
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!

Friday, January 7
Craft Night — 5 – 8 p.m. Price is free. Register for the event. Meet at the Conference Center. Whether you’re into needlework, fiber arts, hot glue, or something completely original, we’d love to meet you! We’ll be gathering in the conference center to socialize and work on our various craft projects. The timeline of the gathering is loose, so don’t worry if you can’t come right at 5 p.m. Just stop by anytime after 5 p.m.
Bring your latest project to work on and a treat to share! The park will provide tables, chairs, a fire and hot coffee.

Saturday, January 8
Historic Weapon Range: The Atlatl — 3 – 4:30 p.m. – Price is $8 and register for the event. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground. Learn the art of science of the historic ranged hunting weapon, the atlatl, with Park Ranger Phil Hylen starting at 3 p.m. at Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground. Participants will step onto our historic weapons range to try their hand at hunting the pre-historic way.
This program is limited to 15 participants with a registration fee of $8 per person. This is an outdoor program, so be sure to dress for cold and possible rainy weather.

Friday, January 14, Saturday January 15, Sunday, January 16
Logan with Wendy: Building a Winter Fire — 7 p.m. – Price is $12 and register for the event. Meet at the Conference Center. Join yoga instructor Wendy Smith for a relaxing fireside yoga and guided meditation experience. Each workshop is suitable for yogis of all levels and hosted in the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
Yoga sessions will be offered 4 times over the weekend:
* Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.
* Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10 – 11:20 a.m.
* Saturday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.
* Sunday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m.
* Bring an open mind, a water bottle and your favorite yoga mat (if you have one, we’ll also have loaners). Class size is limited to 12 participants. Current CDC recommendations regarding social distancing will be followed.
Each workshop is $12 per person.Really need to get away? Make a weekend of it and enjoy staying in one of our cabins: https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/roan-mountain/cabins
Saturday, January 15
Tomahawk Toss — 2 p.m. — Price is $5. Register for the event. Learn to throw a tomahawk! Join Ranger Holland as we have fun learning a popular frontier pastime.
Tomahawks provided. No previous tomahawk-throwing experience is required to enjoy this fun program. Meet at Shed #3.

Saturday, January 22
Peg Leg Mine GeoVenture — 10 – 11:30 a.m. — Price is $10. Register for the event. Join us from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center porch to explore the iron mining history of Roan Mountain while exploring the old Peg Leg Mine on a 0.5 mile hike led by Park Ranger Phil Hylen. Guests will see what makes Roan Mountain so attractive to explorers across the world while earning your very own ore and geodes to break open.
This program is limited to 10 individuals with a registration cost of $10 per person. Guests are encouraged to wear good hiking shoes and dress for cold and possible wet weather.

Saturday, January 29
Winter Tree Finding — 10 – 11:30 a.m. — Price is $10/Participant + Book. Register for the event. Meet at Camper Check-In. It can be tricky to identify tree species after the leaves have fallen, but there are other clues we can use to help us. Join Ranger O’Day for a winter walk in the woods and learn how to identify common trees in winter by looking at twigs, bark, and other features. We’ll travel along the Fred Behrend Trail for less than two miles, stopping along the way to discuss what we find.
Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes and bring a daypack with water and a snack. Registrants will also receive a copy of “Winter Tree Finder” by May Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts.

Saturday, February 12
Winter Tree Finding — 2 – 3:30 p.m. – Price is $10. Participant + Book and register for the event. Meet at Camper Check-In. It can be tricky to identify tree species after the leaves have fallen, but there are other clues we can use to help us. Join Ranger O’Day for a winter walk in the woods and learn how to identify common trees in winter by looking at twigs, bark, and other features. We’ll travel along the Fred Behrend Trail for less than two miles, stopping along the way to discuss what we find.
Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes and bring a daypack with water and a snack. Registrants will also receive a copy of “Winter Tree Finder” by May Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts.