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.Put Roan Mountain State Park into our Roan Mountain vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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My husband and I visited the state park during December. We first stopped at the visitor center, whish had a nice museum with information on the flora, fauna, history and geography. Then we drove up t... more »
This is a wonderful park! The hikes were good and the pool very refreshing. We stayed on the upper loop in the trees, with a narrow road. Near the office is a loop that is more level. There are trees,... more »
If you want a place to get away from it all that is close by to any of the Tri-Cities this is a great choice. Roan Mountain has many beautiful sites and sounds from the mountain peaks with views afar,... more »
Carver's Gap is by far one of the best places to pass through if you get the chance. The hike is diverse and beautiful-- going up in elevation, coming around the side of a mountain, and eventually reaching the Barn shelter. 10/10 recommend staying near the Barn at least once in your life. Always great to see the woolly worms and other wild life. Best time to go is in the spring. The park itself has great camping locations that are kept quiet at night with a ranger that patrols often (very nice, can't remember the fellow's name). The entire area is breath taking, well maintained, and worth ever second. The staff does a great job keeping information about the area around and are very welcoming at the visitor center. I drive 6 hours twice a year to come here. Always worth it. Always great memories
New to Tennessee looking to get out of the house so went up to the rhodedendron festival! Was most awesome time out with free music. Lots of great vendors though getting there with all the traffic was long & parking crowded, was well worth the trip! One of my best experiences so far in 5 months. Glad I found it online because is not easy for a new resident to find activities or make new friends.
Very beautiful and well maintained grounds. Cabins are sufficient and clean, even nice with the wood stove. If coming in summer, bring another fan. There is a ceiling fan and a floor fan for the entire cabin...not enough .This is not a concentration camp, instead a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors...if you want to sit on wi-fi all day, stay at home. Nice pool, nice paths to walk, nice music on weekends. Great for family groups.
I've been to many State and Private Camping areas in the Southeast but this (so far) is the "diamond" of them all. Incredible. Free Wifi at HQ building and camping area entrance. Amphitheater, concerts, tennis courts, swimming pool, game room that includes pool tables, trails, clean bathrooms and showers, scenic drive, beautiful creek, fishing, beautiful cabins, extremely nice hosts and rangers...and I know I've forgotten a few things. At 9:30 pm the camping area is so quiet a sneeze would probably cause all campers to jump! Every State park should use this place as an example to shoot for! Fully intend to return, wish I could live there permanently!!
Beautiful setting, but unfortunately it was rainy and foggy for days. Very nice cabin w/wood burning stove. But be mindful, if you choose a cabin that looks secluded or out of the way, you have to load up a cart with all your stuff and wheel it to your cabin up and down a hilly walkway. Was tossing stuff off the cart to get there 😃😄. Was there in November, empty and peaceful. Not so friendly staff but, would return.
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