Roan Mountain Calendar

Published 3:09 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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June 1-30

June 14

Campfire Riddles with a Ranger – 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Meet at Cabin Campfire Ring. Price is $0/Attendee, $5/Attendee + Donation, $5 Donation (No Attendance), $10/Attendee + Donation, $10 Donation (No Attendance). Register for the event. Come out and join Ranger Rodriguez around the campfire as we challenge our brains with some riddles! 

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Join us as we practice one of the earliest forms of story telling, riddles! Sit around the fire along any of our benches, or bring your own chair to secure a seat. This program is fun for all ages and great for the family!

Meeting Location: Cabin campfire ring (located to the right at the intersection in the cabin area)

Ages 15 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 15

Nature’s Night Life Tour – 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Meet at the Amphitheater. Price is $5. Register for the event. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a 1-mile hike along the Doe River and surrounding forest edges. This hike will meet and end at the Park Amphitheater across from the park headquarters. Along the way, participants might witness a light show of unique fireflies, find an array of salamanders, and experience familiar critters of the forest in a new light.  

This evening hike is limited to 20 participants at a cost of $5 per person. Register your spot today online or by contacting one of our park offices. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Participants are also asked to bring a flashlight with them. Red cellophane will be provided to place over the flashlight to save night sight.

June 16

Raptors of the Roan – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Meet at the Park Office. Join Roan Mountain State Park at the aviary (located at the park headquarters building) to meet our owl ambassadors and aviary staff. Participants will become familiar with the rich and unique diversity of birds of prey (raptors) found in the park and surrounding area of Roan Mountain. This is a great way to learn of many local raptor birding destinations and events! Of course, meeting our live education owls is an experience all its own!

June 24 – June 28

Junior Ranger Camp, Ages 8-12 – 8:30 a.m. – noon. Meet at the PIcnic Pavilion #2. Price is $55/Cloudland Elementary Students, $75/per participant. Register for the event. Registration Now Open! 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 $75 includes a T-shirt, daily snacks, and a fun awards celebration on Friday night. After registration closes on June 1, 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 and drop off locations for each day. Registration open to kids ages 8-12 only. Refunds will be given for cancellations before June 1. After June 1, no refunds will be granted (T-shirts and supplies will have been ordered).