Visit Roan Mountain

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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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 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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August 4
Invasive Hop! – 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Camper Check-In. Join Lauren Thompson and discover Japanese Knotweed through a fun game of plant survival. Discover the secret world of plants and uncover the mysteries of how we can make a difference. Meet up at Camper Check In. 30 Min. (FREE!)

A Wheelie Good Time – 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Camper Check-In. Join Lauren and learn the rules of the road! Did you know that cyclists have to follow the same traffic rules as car drivers? Meet Lauren at Camper Check-in to learn how to safely enjoy biking around the campground. We’ll learn the basics of bike safety and then take a practice ride together through the lower loop. 30 min. (FREE!)

Painting in the Park – 4:15 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Painting in the Park: Paint in the park with Lauren at the Conference Center. Discover what makes Roan Mountain special and take home your very own artwork. 30 minutes (FREE!)

Friday Night Music in the Park – 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Amphitheater. Friday Night Music in the Park: Corklickers. Gather for an evening of music in nature at the Park Amphitheater. Concerts are free, but cash tips for the unpaid musicians are welcome. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket! (FREE!)

August 5
Frog Song – 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Join Chloe and learn how frog use their different songs to find their mates! Meet at the Conference Center porch. 30 min. (FREE)

October 14
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 & 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 State Park 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 & to enter, visit:
For questions, please contact Marcianne O’Day at or 423-491-1383

October 27
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.
Highlights include:

* 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).