Visit Roan Mountain
Published 12:15 pm Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
* $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!
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Tai Chi & Qigong On Stage at Anderson Community Park (behind the post office), Roan Mountain, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Beginning classes with Master Carol Ann Mitchell. Excellent for your physical, mental and emotional health.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 21, 28
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three 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.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.
Friday, July 15, 22, 29
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – 12 Noon – Register for the event. Event is free. Meet at the Miller Farmstead. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan and AmeriCorps member Lauren Thompson at the Miller Farmstead to help us 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 and light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.
Saturday, July 16
The Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series will feature Roan Mountain Rain from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Community Park (behind the post office), Roan Mountain. This amazing group has it all with an eclectic mix of Old-Time, Roots, Gospel, a little Bluegrass and a wonderful blend of Contemporary Folk music. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair, spread a blanket, and pack a picnic. Please come and enjoy an evening on the Roan.
Monday, July 18
Wild Edibles Woodland Stroll — 2 p.m. Join Ranger Holland for a woodland stroll as we learn about wild edibles in the forest. This program involves light to moderate hiking and will be an interactive learning experience. Program cost is $8 per person. Ages 12 and under $5.
Meet at the park headquarters prior to going to the program area.