Visit Roan Mountain

Published 12:07 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2022

August 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!

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Tuesday, August 9
Acoustic Jam on Stage will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Community Park (behind the post office), Roan Mountain. Bring an instrument and join the fun with jam leader Ellie Hjemmet. Beginners are welcome.

Thursday, August 11
Tai Chi & Qigong on stage at Anderson Community Park, Roan Mountain (behind the post office), from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Beginning classes with Master Carol Ann Mitchell. Excellent for your physical, mental and emotional health.

Saturday, August 13
A Celebration of Life service for Erik Anderson, who passed away on August 4, will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. at Anderson Community Park (behind the post office) in Roan Mountain. Erik played an essential role in the development of the Roan Mountain Community Park. The Celebration will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a pot luck and sharing of memories at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Billy Crawford Blues Band will be performing at the Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Community Park (behind the post office) in Roan Mountain. The Roan is thrilled to welcome the return of Billy Crawford. We Got The Blues Baby. Take the lyrics of Muddy Waters, the soul of B.B. King and the wailing sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Roll them all together and you’ve got the amazing sounds of Blues Master Billy Crawford and his Blues Band. Get out those cheap sunglasses, pack a picnic, spread a blanket or bring a lawnchair, and please come on up and enjoy an evening on the Roan.

August 10, 11, 12, 19
Miller Farmstead Tour – 11 a.m, 1 p.m. , 2 p.m. Price is Free, optional $5 donation. Register for the event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where 3 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 & 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.

August 12, 19, 26
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Register for the event. Event is free. Meet at the Miller Farmstead. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan 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.

Friday, August 19
Friday Night Concert Series: The Roan Crows. – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet at the Amphitheater. Join us Friday night at the park amphitheater for an evening of classic rock, metal, country blues, Metallica & Tom Petty covers.
Artists who participate in our series are not paid by the park, and tips are appreciated. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled and the artist will be rebooked for a future date.
We’re looking forward to a great show!

Saturday, August 20
Doe River Snorkeling Excursion – 1 pm.m – 3 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center Porch. Register for the event. Price is $10/participant bringing personal gear, $20 participant + gear rental. Join in a high-elevation snorkeling adventure with Park Ranger Phil Hylen along the Doe River at 1:00PM on Saturday, August 20th. Starting with a intro snorkeling lesson at the Visitor Center Porch, the excursion will lead up the Doe River with various swim holes to explore local fish, crawfish, insects, salamander, and more! Your findings will help determine the health of the Doe River and any new species will be recorded. Be sure to bring close-toed water shoes to protect your feet. Wet suits are not required, but average water temperatures can be below 68 degrees F.
This adventure is limited to 12 people ages 8+.

August 20, 21
Miller Farmstead Tour – 11 a.m and 2 p.m. Price is Free, optional $5 donation. Register for the event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where 3 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 & 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.

Sunday, August 21
Snakes of Roan Mountain – 3 pm.m – 4 p.m. Meet at the visitor center porch. Price is free. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen and a few of our native snake ambassadors at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center from 3:00 – 4:00PM on Sunday, August 21st to learn about the snakes of Roan Mountain. After discovering the snakes you can encounter at our park, guests will have a brief opportunity to hike around the Visitor Center exploring the habitats of a few of our native snakes.
This activity is free to attend, but limited to 20 participants.

Thursday, August 25
Oriental Bittersweet Wrangle Day – 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Meet at the visitor center porch. Register for the event.
Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen and Roan Mountain State Park for a volunteer work day removing non-native Oriental Bittersweet vine from our new park property. Volunteers will meet at the Park Visitor Center at 9:00AM on Thursday, August 25th with an end time of 11:30 AM. Volunteers will help to eradicate a small patch of this vine by manually pulling it out of trees and uprooting the vine. The good news is there is only one known small patch and this plant can be completely removed in a single day.
Volunteers will be provided with gloves and necessary tools. Guests are asked to bring their own water and snacks. Good hiking shoes and rain gear are recommended. The worksite is located a quarter of a mile from the new property gate, so expect a 0.5 mile round trip hike.