Visit Roan Mountain
Published 9:52 am Tuesday, July 25, 2023
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 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!
Painting in the Park – 2 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Paint in the park with Lauren Thompson at the Conference Center. Discover what makes Roan Mountain special and take home your very own artwork. 40 minutes (free).
Owls of Roan Mountain – 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at the Owl Aviary. Discover the owls of Roan Mountain and how they are important to the health of our environment. Join Lauren at the owl aviary (next to park headquarters). 30 minutes.
Friday Night Music in the Park – 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gather for an evening of music in nature with Nowhere Valley at the Park Amphitheater (straight across from Park Headquarters). Concerts are free, but cash tips for unpaid musicians are welcome. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket!
Walking Trees and Flying Plants – 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Seeds are amazing packages of life and have unique ways of getting around. Join the fun with Lauren at the Visitor Center. All ages are welcome. This program will last arounf 30 min. This program is free!
Owls of Roan Mountain – 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Owl Aviary. Discover the owls of Roan Mountain Tennessee and how they are important to the health of our environment. Join Lauren Thompson at the owl aviary (next to park headquarters). 30 minutes.
Painting in the Park – 4 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Paint in the park with Paint in the park with Lauren Thompson at the Conference Center. Discover what makes Roan Mountain special and take home your very own artwork. 35 minutes (free!)
Seed Bombs – 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Join Lauren Thompson at the Visitor Center to make your very own seed bomb and learn about what our native pollinator plants do for us. The program will last about 30 min and the program is free!
Go Fish! – 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Go Fish! Learn about the different species of fish that live in the Doe River and how to catch them! No previous experience or equipment is required. Participants over the age of 13 will need a valid Tennessee fishing license. Meet Chloe at the Visitor Center Porch. 45 minutes (free!)
Tom Grey Silent Forest Meditation Hike – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Meet at the Camper Check-In. Join Lauren Thompson for a self-paced afternoon walk through the woods. Less than a mile loop trail and one of our less-technical trails. Dress for the weather, with sturdy footwear and bring water & your daypack. Meet at the Camper Check-In. 60 minutes (free).
First Impressions (Pre-K) – 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the Camper Check-In. Join Lauren Thompson to explore how different animal species make us think and feel. Meet Lauren at Camper Check-In. 30 minutes (free).
Paracord Bracelets – 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Make your own paracord bracelet with Chloe using traditional tatting techniques. All supplies are provided by the park. Meet at Conference Center Porch. 60 minutes (free).
Painting in the Park – 3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Paint in the park with Lauren Thompson at the Conference Center. Discover what makes Roan Mountain special and take home your very own artwork. 35 minutes (free).
Tie Dye Fun! – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at the Camper Check-In. Join Chloe at Camper Check-in for some summer tie-dye fun! The park will provide dye and all supplies. Bring your own t-shirt (or limited sizes available for $5 each, first-come basis). 60 minutes (free!)
Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at the Park Amphitheater.
Join Roan Mountain State Park and the Roan Mountain Citizens Club for our 3rd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival. This free outdoor festival celebrates traditional culture, food, art and music.
Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase – 1 p.m. – 4 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 Annual Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase at Roan Mountain’s 3rd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Festival.
Entrance fees are waived for this year’s friendly fiddle showcase and competition. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories.
For complete rules and to enter, visit: https://bit.ly/heritage-fiddle-showcase
For questions, please contact Marcianne O’Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-491-1383
Fall Céilí at Roan Mountain State Park – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Price is $2/kids 17 and under, $5/adults. Register for the event. An Irish céilí (or cèilidh if you’re Scottish!) is a traditional social gathering that often includes traditional dance, music, storytelling and all kinds of good fun. In honor of our region’s Scots-Irish heritage we’ll be hosting a fall dance céilí at the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
* Ceili Dances: No previous dance experience is required! These dances are meant for regular people and anyone who can walk comfortable can enjoy learning them.
* Traditional Music: The Roan Mountain Céilí Band will play a variety of dance tunes to accompany the dances, and a few other tunes in between (traditional Scottish and Irish musicians are welcome to join us, contact Ranger O’Day for details).
* Light Refreshments: Coffee & treats provided.
Dress comfortably with good shoes and come well-hydrated! Fun, festive attire recommended!
This is a ticketed event! Adults 18 and older $5 each, kids 17 and younger $2.Volunteers attend free (contact Ranger O’Day for volunteer opportunities).