Visit Roan Mountain

Published 2:08 pm Monday, January 17, 2022

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January 1-31
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– $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, 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 24
Roan Mountain Lodge #566 F.&A.M. will meet in stated communication at 312 West St., 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, 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.

Friday, February 18, Saturday, February 19, Sunday, February 20
Heart-Centered Yoga with Wendy – 7 p.m. Meet at Conference Center. Price is $12.00 and register for the event. Join yoga instructor Wendy Smith for a relaxing fireside yoga & 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, February 18th at 7 p.m.
– Saturday, February 19th at 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
– Saturday, February 19th at 7 p.m.
– Sunday, Februrary 20th at 10 a.m.

Bring an open mind, a water bottle & 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:

Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1

Spring Rock Climbing Workshop – 7 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Price is $60.00. Register for the event. Meet at Cumberland Mountain State Park Recreation Lodge. ***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 at the Rec Lodge 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


$60 – instruction and gear for the weekend

Accommodations for Cumberland Mountain State Park:

Camping/Cabin reservations – make them online at

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 Wedsday, April 27th, 5:00 PM with a 50% refund. After April 27th, 5:00 PM there will be no refunds for participant cancellation.

Weather Cancellation Policy: There is no alternate date. In the event of a weather related cancellation 4/28/22 or prior we will offer a full refund. In the event of a weather related cancellation 4/29/22 or later, we will consider refunds on a case-by-case basis.