Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain

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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 2,006 acres (8.12 km2) of mostly hardwood forest. The park is in close proximity to 6,285-foot (1,916 m) Roan Mountain and the Appalachian Trail, both of which are owned and managed by the US Forest Service. On exceptionally clear days, the Charlotte skyline can be photographed from the peak.
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  • This was our first visit to Roan Mountain. We liked it very much. The Rhododendrons were just starting to bloom. It was cool and windy up at the clouldlands. 
    This was our first visit to Roan Mountain. We liked it very much. The Rhododendrons were just starting to bloom. It was cool and windy up at the clouldlands.  more »
  • It's late June and he Rhododendron are in full bloom! We have been visiting Roan Mtn state park forever. Carvers gap is an amazing hike that is what I would call low moderate. I am an old amputee... 
    It's late June and he Rhododendron are in full bloom! We have been visiting Roan Mtn state park forever. Carvers gap is an amazing hike that is what I would call low moderate. I am an old amputee...  more »
  • It’s a beautiful park… BUT…. Driving a camper in and out of the campground is NOT for the feint of heart.. tiny roads… cramped sites…. Steep and steeper…( did I mention steep?) But it’s still a... 
    It’s a beautiful park… BUT…. Driving a camper in and out of the campground is NOT for the feint of heart.. tiny roads… cramped sites…. Steep and steeper…( did I mention steep?) But it’s still a...  more »
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  • I have been to Roan Mountain State Park multiple times and have not had a bad experience yet. I went twice during the Winter season with snow on the ground and twice during warmer weather conditions. I went hiking inside the park and also on Roan Mountain proper. I received good advice on weather and road conditions as well as getting a chance to prepare for my adventures. The bathrooms are clean and the staff members are very friendly. The trails I have been able to go hiking on are well maintained by the Rangers. This park ranks very high on my list of favorite parks and natural places to spend my time and photograph.
  • This was a super cool experience. The view from the top of Carver’s Gap is incredible and breathtaking. The wind was a bit rough on the little ones so if you have children you’ll want to prepare for that. The hike isn’t easy but definitely not the hardest. The trail goes through a forest of fir trees. For a Florida native like myself who’s used to pines and palm trees it was magical. My oldest daughter described it as a mystical forest, and I have to agree. I kept waiting for an elf to jump out from behind a rock. The pics don’t do the area much justice. It’s worth the hike to see it in person.
  • The park is so well maintained and clean. We enjoyed the rhododendron garden trail, endless views on the balds and the great picnic areas. It was nice to have water fountains and flushing toilets. It's my new favorite place!
  • This place is beautiful! We hike 2 of 3 peaks, and enjoyed the cool fresh air after to sweltering heat of the lowlands (I live in Nashville) However, my friend and I didn't realize that not only is there no wifi, there is no phone service either. We wanted to hike in the day and work on the computer at night! NOPE NOPE NOPE! You can't do that. There is NOTHING except at the park office and gift store. It is PERFECT for families who need to "unplug"...and we saw many families doing just that!
  • One of our favorites. We had a wonderful time here at the cabin we stayed in. So many things to do here at this park. It is a beautiful area of Tennessee. Lots of history here. Several hiking trails, a beautiful camp ground is located here. Conference building is very nice to rent out for a event. Such a enjoyable time. Thank you.

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