Visit Roan Mountain

Published 12:12 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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January 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 is 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 come back to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!

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January 14
Tomahawk Toss – 2 p.m. – 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.

January 21
Peg Leg Mine GeoVenture — 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center porch. Price is $10 and register for the event. Join us for an adventure on the 0.4 mile Peg Leg Mine Trail searching for evidence of the rich history of Roan Mountain within the rocks! Ranger Phil Hylen will lead your adventure through iron mining history and much more before participants bust open their very own geodes.
This adventure is limited to 12 people and is great for all ages. Registration costs $10 per head and can be done either on this page or by calling the park office. This program will meet and end on the Visitor Center porch.

January 28
Night Ranger (Park Ranger, Not the ’80’s Band) — 6:30 p.m. Price is $5 and register for the event. Meet at Park Headquarters. Hike with Ranger Holland as we explore the natural nocturnal world of Roan Mountain State Park while learning about some of the challenges of night hiking. Hike will be moderate in difficulty and last approximately 1.5 hours.
Participants should dress in layers for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a water and light source.

January 29
Tree Cookie Canvas — 2 p.m. Price is $5 children 12 and under, $10 per person. Register for the event. Tree Cookie Canvas! Join Ranger Holland (who still can’t color inside the lines) as we express our artistic side using a natural canvas. Tree cookie discs and other supplies (paints/wood burners) will be provided and participants will be able to take home their item made during the program. We will meet at the park headquarters prior to going to the program area.

April 22, 2023
Speaker Series: Whodunnit? with Detective Ralph Mayercik — 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Event is free and register for the event. Detective Mayercik will present real-world cases, providing us with an in-depth insider’s view on the process of murder investigation. If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve got the mind for detective work, this will be an opportunity to learn about the level of thinking that solves cases.
Due to the graphic nature of this subject and the imagery, this program is not suitable for children. Parents should use caution when deciding whether to bring teenagers.

June 26-30, 2023
2023 Junior Ranger Camp Ages 8 -11 (Save the Date) — Registration opens May 1, 2023. Learn about safety, plants, animals, bugs, astronomy, environmental stewardship, history and more! At the conclusion of the week each participant will be sworn in as an official Junior Ranger for Tennessee State Parks at our graduation ceremony and banquet.
Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by noon, Monday through Thursday. Our graduation ceremony and party will take place Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m. at the park Conference Center. An optional night hike will be offered Friday Night after the banquet (families welcome).
Registration fee of $60 includes a t-shirt, daily snacks, and a fun awards celebration on Friday night. Registrants will receive additional paperwork via email including a liability waiver, medical history form, and information forms for each child, as well as agenda details and pickup & drop off locations for each day.
***Cloudland students may register at a discounted rate of $45 by contacting the park office at 423-547-3900.