Visit Roan Mountain

Published 3:50 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2022

September 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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September 28
Miller Farmstead Tour — 2 p.m. Price is $0/free tour, $5/optional donation. Register for the 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 Appalachia 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 and maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

September 29
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Price is $0/free tour, $5/optional donation. Register for the 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 Appalachia 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 and maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

September 30
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Price is $0/free tour, $5/optional donation. Register for the 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 Appalachia 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 and maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

October 8
Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at the Park Amphitheater in Roan Mountain State Park and the Roan Mountain Citizens Club for our 2nd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival. This FREE outdoor festival celebrates traditional culture, food, art and music.
*Vendor registrations are still being accepted. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/FOD2022-vendor

Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase — 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Meet at the Park Amphitheater. Register for the event. Traditional fiddlers of all ages, heritage styles and abilities are welcome to audition by video to compete in the first-ever Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase at Roan Mountain State Park at Roan Mountain’s 2nd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Festival.
Entrance fees are waived for this first year’s friendly fiddle showcase and competition. A $100 prize will be awarded to the Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase Champion.
For complete rules and to enter, visit: https://bit.ly/fiddle-showcase-2022
For questions, please contact Marcianne O’Day at marcianne.oday@tn.gov or 423-491-1383.

October 14 – October 16
Women’s Rock Climbing Workshop — 7 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the Cumberland Mountain State Park Rec Lodge. Price is $60 and register for the event.
***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 in the Recreation Lodge at 7 p.m. 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 a.m. 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 a.m. CST to carpool to the Black Mountain for another day of climbing. The day ends around 3 p.m. 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 price: $60 – instruction and gear for the weekend.
Accommodations for Cumberland Mountain State Park:Camping/Cabin reservations — make them online at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/cumberland-mountain 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 Thursday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. with a 50% refund. After October 13, 5 p.m., there will be no refunds for participant cancellation. Weather Cancellation: No rain date is set at this time.