Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain Tennessee State Parks
527 HWY 143
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
Visitors Center: (423) 547-3906
Hours of Operation:
Memorial Day - Labor Day: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
|Roan Mountain State Park is one of Tennessee's 53 such recreational areas offering diverse opportunities for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State parks features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. A visit here makes a great addition to any of Appalachian GhostWalks' "Tour Packages".|
Roan Mountain State Park encompasses 2,006 acres of southern Appalachian forest at the base of 6,285 foot Roan Mountain. Park elevation ranges from 3,000 feet in the valley to around 3,700 feet on surrounding ridges. Rich hardwood forests allow for a great diversity of life and a wide range of outdoor activities. Park guests have opportunities to hike along creeks and ridges, fish for trout, play tennis, swim, tour a century old farmhouse, join rangers and naturalists for educational programs, and enjoy mountain music concerts.
Wildflowers and wildlife inhabit the hollows and ridges of the Roan foothills in abundance. From Dutchman's-breeches to deer, trillium to turkeys and bee balm to black bears there is always something to discover. Guests who wish to stay overnight have a choice of RV and tent camping or fully equipped AAA cabins. The Appalachian Trail and famous Rhododendron Gardens of Roan Mountain can be accessed at Carver's Gap, an 8 mile drive from the park. A naturalist is on hand year round to provide programs for visitors to the park and special groups.
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