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Visit Roan Mountain

COVID-19 has had effects on our events. For more information, please visit our Keeping Visitors Healthy page.
Please note that all programs, events and tours require masks for all participants.

Friday, January 29, 2021
Campfire Cocoa

ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet at: Park Headquarters

Price: $0.00 / Person, $2.00 / Optional Donation, $5.00 / Optional Donation, $10.00 / Optional Donation, $25.00 / Optional Donation

Register for the event at https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/register/campfire-cocoa-with-ranger-holland-012921
Enjoy a classic evening of campfire tales & hot cocoa with Ranger Holland. Cocoa will be provided. Group size is limited and social distancing guidelines apply. Bring your own mug & Go Green with us!
Dress for the weather & meet Ranger Holland at park headquarters. 

Wilderness Survival/Bushcraft: Firecraft
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Meet at: Park Headquarters

Price: $0.00 / Person, $5.00 / Optional Donation, $10.00 / Optional Donation, $20.00 / Optional Donation

Register for the event at https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/register/firecraft–wilderness-survivalbushcraft-01292020
Join Ranger James Holland to learn various methods of lighting a fire without matches.  Instruction will include using a Ferro rod, fire from batteries, traditional flint and steel, burning lens, fire piston.
Meet at Park Headquarters prior to going to the program area. Program is free but requires registration due to limited group size (10 persons).

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Beginners Photography Session – Sold Out
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Meet at: Park Office

Price: $0.00 / Person, $5.00 / Optional Donation, $10.00 / Optional Donation, $25.00 / Optional Donation

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to take more photographs?  Join Ranger Phil Hylen at the Roan Mountain State Park Office for a beginner’s photography class. This free introductory class will help you become comfortable with your cameras, introduce some basic photography techniques, and train your eyes on good photographs.  After a brief indoor session, we will take a short 0.5-mile hike along the Forest Road Trail practicing winter nature/scene/personal photography along the way.  

February 2021

Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors

ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

FEBRUARY 1 — FEBRUARY 28

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 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! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Meet Sir Walter Wally the Groundhog! – 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  Meet at: Conference Center Price: FREE
We’re partnering with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and animal rehabilitator Denise Shadduck to host a virtual Groundhog Day Celebration from right here at Roan Mountain State Park.
Visitors are welcome to meet Sir Walter Wally in-person prior to the ceremony at the Conference Center.
CDC recommendations for social distancing and mask-wearing are required for all participants. Small groups will be admitted by order of arrival. Please wait outside the conference center entrance. Advance registration is required to ensure small group sizes.
To view our virtual Shadow Ceremony, visit this link: https://youtu.be/RXXqxZkQo2w

Live Groundhog Day Virtual Shadow Ceremony – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Watch on You Tube – We’re partnering with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and animal rehabilitator Denise Shadduck to host a virtual Groundhog Day Celebration from right here at Roan Mountain State Park!
Meet Sir Walter Wally the groundhog and get his prognostication for the next six weeks! Will we have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter? Find out live with us!
No registration is required, just follow this link and enjoy the event with us: https://youtu.be/RXXqxZkQo2w