Visit Roan Mountain

Published 4:25 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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August 1-31
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors

All Month

* $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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Thursday, August 25
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.
Oriental Bittersweet Wrangle Day — 9-11:30 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 a.m. with an end time of 11:30 a.m. 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.

Friday, August 26
Farmstead Fridays — 9-11 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 and 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, August 27
Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series — We’re going Country on the Roan one more time and nobody does it better than Preston Benfield, one of our top musicians in the area with a great blend of your favorite covers and some of his heartfelt originals. Preston will be performing with a special concert time of 2 to 4 p.m. at Anderson Community Park (behind the post office) in Roan Mountain. We’re havin’ one last HoDown and you’re invited. So grab your cowboy hat and dust off the boots. Bring a lawnchair, pack a picnic and spread a blanket. Everyone is invited to come on up and enjoy an evening on the Roan.
Open Jam at The Station, located on 19E just before the North Carolina line, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Join the fun with jam leader Jam Leader Brett Pryon.
Tomahawk Toss — 2-3 p.m. Price is $5 and 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.

Sunday, August 28
Firecraft — 2 p.m. Price is $8 and register for the event. Join Ranger James Holland to learn various methods of lighting a fire without matches. Instruction will include using a ferro rod, fire from batteries, traditional flint and steel, burning lens and fire piston.
Program cost is $8 per person. Requires registration due to limited group size. Meet at Park Headquarters prior to going to the program area.