Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain

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#23 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
Roan Mountain State Park is a Tennessee state park in Carter County, in Northeast Tennessee. It is close to the Tennessee-North Carolina border and near the community of Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Situated in the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains, the park preserves 2,006acre of mostly hardwood forest. The park is in close proximity to 6,285ft Roan Mountain and the Appalachian Trail, both of which are owned and managed by the US Forest Service.ActivitiesRoan Mountain State Park hosts a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, camping, cross-country skiing (during snowy, winter months), fishing, and swimming. A heated swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to mid-August. At an elevation of 2,972 feet (906 m), the outdoor swimming pool is at the highest elevation of any swimming pool within the Tennessee State Park System. Other attractions include the historic Miller homestead and the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival. The festival is held in the park annually, during the peak of the alpine catawba rhododendron bloom in late June.
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  • September 11, 2017
    We stayed in space 76 with the river just outside out AirStream bedroom. There is hiking access within the campground but we chose the Balds and spent a glorious Saturday... amazing views and 5 miles ...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Spent 4 days and 3 nights in a cabin. They are amazing little cabins with a wood burning stove and all the necessities. No TV but that was great and having a front porch with Rocking Chairs made me su...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    We loved the laid back area. Be sure to drive up to the settlement and the mountaintop to see the site of the old hotel and blooming plants.  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    My version of heaven. I've motorcycle camped here a few times and make any excuse I can to make the 10 hour drive to spend time at this wonderful park. I love tent camping right next to the river and have done so numerous times. Every single time it is exactly what the doctor ordered and when I have to regretfully leave, I do so with fully recharged batteries. Don't tell too many people though, got to keep this place a secret!
  • July 8, 2017
    Our favorite staycation spot in NE TN. Plenty of tent and RV camping spots, and easy to use restroom facilities. Short walk to the pool during summer months. Hike the trails or sit down and read, it is very relaxing.
  • May 23, 2017
    If you’re looking for a peaceful camping area go to Roan Mountain State Park in the winter or early spring. We went to Roan Mountain in mid-March there were five other campers besides us. We felt as though we had the place to ourselves. We hiked a couple of the trails, then hiked them again the next day because it had snowed and made everything look so beautiful with the snow covering the rhododendron plants and dusting the banks of the creek.
  • June 18, 2017
    Stunning view on Round Bald-Engine Bald-Jane Bald trail. Reminds me of scenes from movie Sound of Music. "The hills are alive with the sounds of music". The camping facility is one of the best, very clean with warm water for shower.
  • January 29, 2017
    My favorite place to get snowed in. The Park office even supplies sleds at no cost. The cabins are clean and we'll stocked. Best part...the firewood is supplied and free. Great place for the family. I've only ever been there in the winter but I'm sure it's beautiful in the other seasons too.

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