Visit Roan Mountain

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022

April 1-30
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!

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Friday, April 8
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – noon — Meet at Miller Farmstead. Register for the event. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan at the Miller Farmstead to help us ready and maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm and gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening and Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee and light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Friday, April 15
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – noon – Meet at Miller Farmstead. Register for the event. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan at the Miller Farmstead to help us ready and maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm and gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening and Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee and light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Saturday, April 16
Wildflower Study Tour: Moonshiner’s Run – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet at Visitor Center Porch – Price is $5. Register for Event. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a guided wildflower lesson and tour of the Moonshiner’s Run Trail on Saturday, April 16th from 2:00-4:00PM. Participants will meet at the Park Visitor Center before travelling together to the trail head to hike the 1 mile round-trip trail (easy difficulty but natural terrain). This trail offers a great array of beautiful spring wildflowers along the Doe River and upland Cove Forest slopes.
This hike is limited to 12 participants at a cost of $5.00 per head. Bring good hiking shoes, water, and a camera or field guide.
Sunday, April 17
Wildflower Study Tour: Blue2 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet at: Visitor Center Porch. Price is $5. Register for event. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a guided wildflower lesson and tour of the Blue 2 Trail on Sunday, April 17th from 2:00-4:00PM. Participants will meet at the Park Visitor Center before travelling together to the trail head to hike the 1.6 mile round-trip trail (moderate difficulty with natural terrain). This forested trail meanders by creek sides, through oak meadows, and Cove Forest with a diverse set of wildflowers, ferns, and mosses growing in the gulches and spring-sides.
This hike is limited to 12 participants at a cost of $5.00 per head. Bring good hiking shoes, water, and a camera or field guide.
Friday, April 22
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – noon – Meet at Miller Farmstead. Register for the event. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan at the Miller Farmstead to help us ready & maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm & gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening and Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee and light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Saturday, April 23
Leave No Trace: Minimum Impact MasterChef, Donut Edition – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet at Camper Check-In. Price is $2/ 12 and under, $5 for adult. Register for the event. Join Ranger O’Day for a family-friendly Leave No Trace awareness workshop. To sweeten the deal, we’ll be frying up fresh donuts in the dutch oven! Bring your favorite coffee mug & #GoGreenWithUs. Participants will also receive a Leave No Trace reference card.
Dress for the weather with closed-toe shoes. Minors should be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Leave No Trace is a program of tools and skills that help us make minimum-impact choices while recreating outdoors. Whether you are a backpacker, a day-hiker, or just walking your dog through the park, the 7 principles are a resource to help you take care of the outdoors we all love.
This activity is an introductory program (#1) to our Leave No Trace series. Participants who attend all 8 programs in the 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 email at Marcianne.ODay@tn.gov.

Sunday, April 24
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.

Leave No Trace: Minimum Impact MasterChef, Donut Edition – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet at Camper Check-In. Price is $2/12 and under, $5 for adult. Register for the event. Join Ranger O’Day for a family-friendly Leave No Trace awareness workshop. To sweeten the deal, we’ll be frying up fresh donuts in the dutch oven! Bring your favorite coffee mug & #GoGreenWithUs. Participants will also receive a Leave No Trace reference card.
Dress for the weather with closed-toe shoes. Minors should be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Leave No Trace is a program of tools and skills that help us make minimum-impact choices while recreating outdoors. Whether you are a backpacker, a day-hiker, or just walking your dog through the park, the 7 principles are a resource to help you take care of the outdoors we all love.
This activity is an introductory program (#1) to our Leave No Trace series. Participants who attend all 8 programs in the 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 email at Marcianne.ODay@tn.gov.

Friday, April 29
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. Meet at Miller Farmstead. Register for event. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan at the Miller Farmstead to help us ready & maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm & gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening & Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee & light refreshments—so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.